Mary praises Wakefield Council for Playbuilder work
Mary Creagh MP has praised Wakefield Council for it’s response to government cuts to children’s play area funding. The Tory/Lib Dem government has axed the £235 million Playbuilder scheme which Labour launched two years ago to create 3500 community playgrounds across England.
Vital money for the creation of Playbuilder play areas in Wakefield has been cut but Wakefield Council is pulling out all the stops to try and make the schemes happen.
In a letter to the Wakefield MP about a new play area in Middlestown the council said “we will work closely with community groups to identify external funding and create this new facility for Middlestown. [The council] will be happy to take on the maintenance and management of this new facility. We will continue to provide our support in this matter.”
Mary Creagh MP said “I’m angry that money for our children’s play areas has been axed by this government. Wakefield’s Labour Council and I want to see these play areas built. Our children deserve new and refurbished playgrounds and I’m delighted at the work the council is doing with communities and friends groups to make it happen. The Playbuilder scheme has delivered for Wakefield and everyone in the community is working hard to get funding to complete the work.”