£55k secured for children’s play equipment in Brierley Hill

Cllrs Corfield, Little and Davies at the site in Brierley Hill

Hopes to install new play equipment for children at Lawyers Field near Silver End in Brierley Hill are set to become a reality after local councillors and the community successfully pushed for funding.

Councillors Adam Davies and Wayne Little have said the allocation of £55k from Dudley Council is a “huge leap forward” for their hopes of seeing play equipment return to the field for local children and families.

Once a popular play spot renowned for its tall slide, swings and even a paddling pool until they were all were removed some 40 years ago. 

The location, sometimes referred to as ‘Silver End Park’, will once again offer local families in the Silver End, Delph, Chapel Street Estate and wider Brierley Hill area somewhere local to play and enjoy the outdoors.

After lobbying for funding to rebuild a crumbling retaining wall on the edge of the field, allowing access to reopen from Church Street earlier this year.

Adam and Wayne said residents in the area had told them how much they would like to see play equipment return to the site. Adam said:

“Residents told us how much they would like to see play equipment back at Lawyers Field, so we took this message to the Council to push the case for funding.

“I’m absolutely over the moon we’ve actually managed to secure this investment which will benefit hundreds of local families and children – once again giving them somewhere local to play, use up some energy and enjoy being outdoors.”

Wayne added: “Now funding has been allocated, as ward councillors we’re asking local people who live near Lawyers Field what kind of play equipment they would like to see at the new play area.

“We’ll feed any suggestions back to the Parks Development team at the Council, giving local people a chance to help shape the plans as much as possible.”

Local resident Malcolm Hughes, who lives opposite Lawyers Field on Church Street, said: “I live right opposite and what’s been done so far is absolutely brilliant.

“We’re very pleased with it, and very glad to hear the plans for what’s going to happen over the coming months.”

The Council are planning to put the work out for tender through August with the aim to get a contractor on site by the end of the year.


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