Return of Cleckheaton playpark welcomed

Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox has welcomed a Kirklees Council decision to return a play park to Mann Dam Country Park in Cleckheaton.

Mrs Cox was approached by concerned parents after the existing play park was removed. After discussions between the council and Mrs Cox’s office it has been agreed it would be reinstated.

Mrs Cox said: “The old play area was in a bad state and was recently removed. However I am glad it is now being replaced. As a mum with two young children I really appreciate just how precious a happy and safe public place can be to spend valuable time with your children.”

Mrs Cox understands that this work will be completed by the end of the week.”Kirklees is having to make massive reductions in the services it provides due to unprecedented cuts to its budget by this government and the last coalition government,” added Mrs Cox.

Mrs Cox has invited the residents who raised their concerns to meet her at the park to see the new facilities.

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