Have your say on playpark location

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Angus Council has announced plans to build a public play area at a Monifieth school and have asked the community for their input on the siting.

The local authority plans to install the public play area at Grange Primary School, but as the site has two spaces suitable for development they are consulting with residents on the best way forward.

One of the sites is just within the school boundary, next to Grange Road. The other is further from the road, within the heart of the school grounds and directly accessible by children who attend an additional support needs facility within the school.

Both the proposed play areas would be accessible at all times through the installation of suitable perimeter fencing and gates. The project will develop a play area suitable for four to 14-year-olds and will also dovetail with plans from Grange Primary to provide dedicated play areas for its additional needs unit.

The play area design will reflect this dual use by providing a range of traditional play equipment, such as swings, climbing apparatus and slides units, but also play equipment to meet special needs requirements. This includes a wheelchair accessible roundabout, a nest swing and sensory games.

Communities convener, Councillor Donald Morrison, said: “We hope the playground will prove to be a very welcome and popular addition to local resources. But we want to hear from local people about the precise location of the proposed development. A questionnaire about the proposals has gone out this week to local residents and the families of every child at the school.

“People can also respond online via our consultation for the Grange Road Play Area on our Have Your Say pages of our website. Let us know what proposal is best for you and your child.”