A PLAY area owned by Maghull Town Council has reopened at King George V Playing Field after a wide-scale revamp earlier this year.
The playground, which was given a refurbishment but then had to close during lockdown, has been allowed to reopen after the government gave a green light for outdoor play areas and gyms to open their gates once more across the country.
The new-look play area was officially opened by Town Councillor Yvonne Sayers, who is the chairperson of Maghull Town Council’s Amenities Committee, last week.
Cllr Sayers said: “I am delighted to have formally opened our new play area at King George V playing field and hope that residents of and visitors to Maghull enjoy our newest facility.
“The refurbishment of the play area demonstrates the council’s commitment to improving facilities across the town and is just one of a number of improvement projects which will be delivered over coming months.
“Our ambitious improvement and maintenance programme has been significantly impeded by the Covid-19 pandemic, but I can provide an assurance to residents that officers have worked tirelessly to get things up and running again since returning to work in May in terms of the things we see everyday like grass cutting and play area maintenance, to new projects such as memorial benches and play area upgrades.”
Alex Spencer, amenities manager at Maghull Town Council added: “Officers share Cllr Sayers’ delight that we have finally opened our newest facility at King George V playing field, and hope it brings some fun back to the community in these unprecedented times. In addition to this facility, we have reopened Glenn Park, although all other play areas and outdoor gyms remain closed until further notice and should not be used.
“For those visiting KGV or Glenn Park please follow guidance on our signs to ‘Stay Safe, Play Safe’ as this will help reduce the risks of spreading Covid-19.
“As an authority, we will be following government guidance regarding sanitisation and social distancing to ensure that those sites which have reopened are as safe as possible for use.”