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Playparks take historic theme

PUBLISHED: 12:26 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:47 25 August 2010

TWELVE new park play schemes have been given the go ahead.

TWELVE new park play schemes have been given the go ahead.

The project called Playbuilders has been given £1.1 million in money by central government, to be implemented in the next two years.

Twelve new outdoor play opportunities in Bexley's parks and open spaces were completed last month and a further 13 are being developed for March 2011.

Each new play experience will tell a story capturing Bexley's cultural diversity or relate to a local urban myth about the surrounding area.

Children and dignitaries came together in the Aspen Gallery, in Hall Place, Bexley, last Wednesday to launch the programme.

Councillor June Slaughter said: "It is lovely to see the ideas of the children coming to life.

"What is so beneficial about this scheme, is the way in which it will keep the history of our area and folklore alive for generations to come."

The project has been created by a team of artists, play specialists, landscape architects, writers-in-residence and young people.

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