Mayor of Dudley opens new play area

The Mayor of Dudley has officially opened a new play area in the heart of Pensnett.

Dudley Council has worked closely with the Friends of Pensnett Coppice and invested £50,000 in the new children’s facility.

It’s located within the natural surroundings of the Coppice, with access available via the High Street.

The new play area features swings, a multi-play unit with slide along with an activity trail including steppingstones and a horizontal ladder. 

Picnic tables have been installed and the friends of the coppice are looking to create a sensory garden. Councillor Sue Greenaway, the Mayor of Dudley, said:

“The new play area is a wonderful addition to Pensnett. It provides a local place for children to enjoy outdoor play within the beautiful and natural surroundings of the coppice.

“Thanks to everyone involved in making this project a reality and I hope the children of Pensnett enjoy their new play area for generations to come.

Mary Dummelow, member of the Friends of the Coppice, said: “It was my grandson Callum who started the Friends of the Coppice group and I’m proud of what the group has achieved so far.

“This play area was the dream of our former chair Edna Leigh who sadly passed away in 2020.

“Though Edna may no longer be with us and didn’t get to see the completed play area, we are so very happy to have delivered this in Edna’s honour for the Pensnett community.”


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