New village play area that is fit for a king

Chloe Rodger and Jamie Maughan cut the ribbon to officially open Newarthill Play Kingdom
Chloe Rodger and Jamie Maughan cut the ribbon to officially open Newarthill Play Kingdom

Youngsters in Newarthill can now make use of a newly opened play area in Caledonia Drive.

The centrepiece of Newarthill Play Kingdom is is a magnificent net climber with tube slide surrounded by a range of equipment including a wheelchair roundabout, five-seat swing, a toddler unit, cradle seat swings, seesaw and springer.

Newarthill Community Council worked with Culture NL Play Services and North Lanarkshire Council in their bid to make a new play area a reality.

Motherwell Local Area Partnership allocated £100,000 from the Local Development Programme to develop this new facility.

Councillor Olivia Carson, convenor of the Local Area Partnership said: “This is a fantastic new facility for local youngsters to enjoy and is a direct result of Culture NL and the council working in partnership with the local community. The new play area is going to make a real difference to the children in the area.”

The winners of the Design a Sign for the Play Park competition were Chloe Rodger from Newarthill Primary and Jamie Maughan from Saint Teresa’s Primary.