Revamped Royston play area officially open after inauguration ceremony

The opening ceremony for the new Serby Avenue play area.

The opening ceremony for the new Serby Avenue play area. - Credit: Archant

Children in Royston will now be able to play in a revamped park after the all-new Serby Avenue play area was unveiled today at an official ceremony.

The three-month renovation to the park was completed earlier this year by Groundwork Hertfordshire on behalf of North Hertfordshire District Council.

The £64,000 project has seen new timber play logs installed along with new cradle swings, a zip wire and a new seating area.

The much-loved spider climbing frame has also been refurbished, along with the toddler equipment.

Councillor Jane Gray, the district council’s executive member for leisure, performed the official opening.


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Councillor Jean Green, ward member for Royston Palace, also attended the event, along with representatives from Groundwork Hertfordshire including the chairman Neville Reyner, Mike Master, Steve Harvey, Julia Watts and Keith Honour.

Councillor Gray said: “We are delighted with the results and we know from feedback that the community is pleased too.

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“The new equipment will provide hours of free fun for children of all ages for many years to come.”

Groundwork’s Julia Watts said: “This park is really well used so it’s great that we’ve been able to update the facilities with the community’s input.”

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