Two councillors in Stoke Gifford have helped to secure the rebuild of a popular children’s play park following a devastating fire last year.
Cllrs Neel Das Gupta and Keith Cranney, Conservative councillors for Stoke Gifford on South Gloucestershire Council, have welcomed the installation of a new slide and zip wire at the Meade Park play area.
Last June, a fire destroyed one of the existing structures. Since then, Neel and Keith have been working with the Stoke Gifford Parish Council and South Gloucestershire Council to get the park rebuilt.
And after exploring various options, a new slide and zip wire have now been installed along with additional CCTV cameras to ensure parents and children can play in a safe environment.
Cllr Neel Das Gupta said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the new installations at the play park following last summer’s arson attack.
“I would like to thank the Stoke Gifford Parish Council for their efforts to secure the rebuild along with members of the local community who inputted into the process.”
Cllr Keith Cranney said: “It’s great news for local residents that the structure that had been destroyed has now been replaced with a brand new slide and zip wire course.
“Neel and I will continue to work closely with the police to monitor anti-social behaviour at Meade Park, but we hope that the addition of CCTV cameras will go a long way towards improving community safety.”