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Park At Mulberry Close Opened

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The new Mayor of Wokingham Borough,Cllr Bill Soane, got to open his first park on June 20. The new plan park,which is at the Mulberry Grove development in Wokingham features a basketswing, rope bridge, climbing trunks slide and trim trail. Set amongst a largergreenspace there is plenty of room for young families to play with theirchildren.

The My Journey team from WokinghamBorough Council were also on hand to help celebrate the opening and handed outfresh smoothies to the first lucky park users. Local church volunteers werealso kept busy, serving-up teas, coffees and biscuits to dozens of localresidents. Alongside testing out the new park facilities, children were alsoable to enjoy additional activities, including arts and crafts.

Mayor Bill Soane

Speaking of the opening Mayor BillSoane said: “Opening the new park at Mulberry Grove was a fantastic honour forme. It is heart-warming to see people coming together and enjoying thefacilities on offer. Public parks play an extremely important role in manycommunities, providing young families and children with safe and excitingspaces to enjoy and interact with neighbours – and the new park here atMulberry Grove does just that. With summer coming I am sure there is going tobe a lot of fun to be had.”

Park At Mulberry Close

Cllr Parry Batth, executive memberfor environment and leisure, added: “This park looks great and I’m sure all thelocal children at Mulberry Grove are looking forward to the summer sun, shotson the swings and zooming down the slides. I wish them many happy hours playinghere.”

“There is more to come in MulberryGrove. In addition to the park the allotment next door is also coming togetherfor residents to enjoy. This space has been created with the local resident’sneeds in mind. There’s a dedicated parking area, water taps and individualsheds for each plot holder. We also used organic matter during installation,making the site hedgehog friendly – a great benefit to the local ecosystem.”

Christine Tiernan, sales and marketing director, CrestNicholson South said: “I am delighted to have welcomed so many families to theofficial opening of the park. We’ve worked hard to create a space that can beenjoyed by local children – so to see the excitement on their faces as theyplayed on the new swings and in the sandpit was truly uplifting.”