Children in the village of Crawcrook have had brand new play equipment installed in their park in plenty of time for the summer holidays.
Local MP David Anderson officially opened the new playground for toddlers and young children on Saturday June 28.
The new play equipment has been made available by a partnership involving Gateshead Council and the Streetlights detached youth project using funding from the Big Lottery Fund, O2 and the SITA Trust.
Balloons, and plenty of other freebies were on hand for children as the new play equipment was revealed to children for the first time. Working with Streetlights, Gateshead Council has installed all of the new play equipment including toddle swings and a ‘big ship’ climbing area.
Crawcrook Park is the first of four in Gateshead to benefit from a share of more than £500, 000 of funding given to Gateshead Council from the Big Lottery Fund to improve play facilities.