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Great progress on Coleridge Rec!

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You may have seen that work on Coleridge Rec has been progressing at full steam!

Both tennis courts are now complete, and work on the play area is expected to be completed before summer.

A planning application has also been put in for a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA).

Lewis Herbert, leader of Cambridge City Council, says:

"The Multi-Use Games Area will be a great recreational facility for local teenagers.

The improvements at the Rec are adding valuable extra facilities for many different age groups, while retaining the essential character of the park that people in Coleridge value so much."

Councillors will monitor the implementation of the MUGA with council recreation staff to ensure it works well.

If you have comments or suggestions on the improvements to the Rec, contact Lewis directly at Lewis.Herbert at cambridge.gov.uk

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commented 2015-05-13 13:56:01 +0100
Completion work is due this Friday – including to lay the rubberised final surfaces around the new play equipment – and we will then update everyone with an expected completion day.

We have agreed with the council team that the Dragon and most play equipment will be then be ‘opened’ for use – as soon as the contractors finish the rubberised surface successfully
(though the grass mounds will still need to be fenced off for at least another ten days before the whole areas is opened up).

Apologies that it has been stop start!

Councillor Lewis Herbert
commented 2015-05-13 12:30:37 +0100
Any update on this? The first commenter is spot on: work seemed to be progressing on the play area quite well, and has long since stopped.

When I saw people using the play area at the weekend (fences have been moved or fallen down) I was initially harsh in my judgements, but have since decided that if the council are going to close off the play area with no word on when it’ll be reopened and no work being done then it’s probably preferable that local families take it upon themselves to reclaim it!

A real shame for what seemed like a positive development for the area.
commented 2015-04-08 22:41:27 +0100
I sincerely hope the play area will be complete long before summer. Work came to a complete standstill from December until March which considering the relatively frost- free winter is disappointing. A play area is for all year use not just the summer time. Swings and slides are still fun in the winter! It’s harder to get the kids out for a crisp winter walk or runaround for exercise if there isn’t the attraction of a playground. I hope we don’t have a similar situation as for the extremely delayed splash pad. I thought the initial plan was for completion of the park by end of March?

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