The play area in Ansley Village has been extended and upgraded.

Ansley Parish Council led the project to develop the play area in the recreation ground on Birminghmam Road. This phase has installed equipment for children aged 6 to 14 adding to the existing pieces which are aimed at a younger age group. The new items include a zip wire, a more challenging swing and an advanced climbing frame. Safety matting has also been installed and the play area's railings have been altered to accomodate the new equipment.

Funding for the improvements has come from The Veolia Enmvironmental Trust who awarded a grant of £22730 through the Landfill Communities Fund.

The project was developed after local residents identified that the parks play facilities needed improving. Memebers of the local youth club, mothers and toddlers, and other users of the park were involved in the plans to ensure that the equipment fully met the needs of the community.

Jane Sands, Clerk to Ansley Parish Council said " The new play equipment will benefit families and older children who do not currently have much to stimulate them from the existing equipment. We are delighted that the work is complete and we have already received numerous positive comments about the improvements"

The executive director of the Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, adds "this work means that Ansley Village's play area caters for children of all ages, so that children and families can come together and enjoy outdoor play . We were pleased to support the improvements and I hope the play area will be enjoyed for many years to come"