Play area open after £48k makeover

Geoff Potts, of Ripponden Parish Council, opens the new play area in Rishworth New Road, Rishworth
Geoff Potts, of Ripponden Parish Council, opens the new play area in Rishworth New Road, Rishworth

A PLAYGROUND is swinging once again thanks to a much-needed makeover.

St John’s Park in Rishworth now has new play equipment for children of all ages as well as an adventure playground and a woodland area.

Access to the site from Rishworth New Road for prams and wheelchairs has also been improved.

Ripponden Parish Council paid around £15,000 towards the £48,000 project, with Calderdale Council stumping up the rest.

Geoff Potts, chairman of the parish council, said the once-neglected park was now looking “fantastic”.

“It is great, and especially in these times of austerity, that we have managed to get something done and it’s had a very good reaction.”