Saturday May 25th saw the Mayor of Thornaby, Councillor Tina Large officially open the new play area on the Harold Wilson field on Bader Avenue.
Ward councillor and Thornaby Town councillor Ian Dalgarno who has been campaigning along with Cllr Mick Moore for many years had this to say.
“Cllr Mick Moore and myself are delighted that we have finally achieved our goal of re-establishing the play park on the Harold Wilson Field. The original play park was removed some 20 years ago for what reason we do not know. Both Mick and myself have campaigned continuously for its reinstatement since then. It has been made possible by funding from both our environmental SBC budgets and funding from TTC, which we are very grateful for. The park has created a lot of interest in the area and will bring a lot of enjoyment to children, parents and grandparents who live in the surrounding areas. We are seeking further funding to enclose the area with a small fence which will further enhance a very safe environment”
Pictured below are (from l-r): Councillor’s Glenn Eastick, Ian Dalgarno, Mayor of Thornaby Tina Large, Pat Large, Sylvia Walmsley and Mick Moore.