Dreams become reality as playground finally opens in Leeds village

Councillor Matthew Robinson (Harewood Ward)   opening the new Scarcroft childrensplayground pictured with Elodie, eight, and Harry, seven McLaughlibn from Scarcroft
Councillor Matthew Robinson (Harewood Ward) opening the new Scarcroft childrensplayground pictured with Elodie, eight, and Harry, seven McLaughlibn from Scarcroft
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Children in a north Leeds village will be able to have fun in the great outdoors thanks to a brand new playground.

The new Scarcroft children’s playground opened on Saturday next to Scarcroft Village Hall on Wetherby Road.

Councillor Matthew Robinson (Harewood Ward)   opened  the new Scarcroft childrensplayground Ellie Brown, four on the zip wire

Councillor Matthew Robinson (Harewood Ward) opened the new Scarcroft childrensplayground Ellie Brown, four on the zip wire

It boasts swings, a zip wire, a slide, a small rope climb, a cycle path and equipment for children with special needs.

The project has been over eight years in the making, with funding coming from councillor contributions, section 106 funds and the local community. Coun Matthew Robinson (Cons, Harewood), who officially opened the playground, said: “This has been a big community effort over many years, and I’d like to thank everyone who helped to make it a reality. It’s vital that we provide fun places for children to be able to play safely and get some exercise. Scarcroft is a small village, but local families have long wanted somewhere local for the children to play.”

Paula Dillon, President of Leeds Chamber Commerce.

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