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Councillors approve £100k outdoor leisure improvements in Boston

Outdoor leisure facility improvements in Boston costing around £100,000 have been approved by Boston Borough Council’s cabinet.

As part of the improvements, the zip wire, nest swing and criss cross rides and the body twist outdoor gym equipment in Central Park have already been repaired, and the council’s own parks and grounds staff have repaired items in St John’s Park, Shelton’s Field and Woodville Road, where surfacing under swings was funded by Boston Big Local.

Central Park, Boston

There have also been repairs to the nest swing in Garfit’s Lane and repairs to the Garfit’s Lane changing rooms.

New projects costing £91,286 will include new swings, plus a swing for those with disabilities in Central Park, part-funded by Boston Big Local, and new goal posts, rubbish bins, a slide, extended path to the swing and roundabout area, new roundabout, fitness equipment and a multi-use games area on the tennis court site.

St John’s Park will get a basket ball hoop and surfacing and a new rubbish bin.

Garfit’s Lane is to receive a multi-use games area and two new dog waste bins.

Burgess Pit will get a new see-saw, two springer rides and surfacing to the basket ball area. Woodville Road and Shelton’s Field will each get a new roundabout.

There will also be landscaping works costing £8,910. Expansion of the existing orchard and wildflower area in the St John’s Play area and Burgess Pit and creation of orchards and wildflower areas in Garfit’s Lane, Woodville Road and Shelton’s Field.

The work will take place during the current financial year, except for work in Central Park which will take place during the 2018-19 financial year.