£60,000 revamp for children’s playpark in town

Workmen are revamping the playpark on Castle Street
Workmen are revamping the playpark on Castle Street

A children’s playpark in Montrose is getting a £60,000 boost from Angus Council.

The play area on Castle Street and Lower Craigo Street is getting a revamp with a new surface and play equipment for youngsters.

Already, the new surface has begun to be laid and some play equipment has started to be erected.

Work is expected to be completed by mid June and the park is fenced off and there is a warning sign deterring people from going on it. However, young children have been seen playing on the building site on an evening once the workmen have finished for the day.

An Angus Council spokesperson said: “The works at Castle Street are part of the five year strategy for play area improvement and repair works.

“The project sees the complete overhaul of the play area with new play equipment replacing existing units for all but one, comprising of a multi-unit for a wide age range, two sets of swings, a roundabout, two springers and a cone climber roundabout.

“The costs for the work is approximately £60,000.

“While there is security fencing around the site, they are reviewing this and considering increasing the fencing.

“We would urge children not to play on the site while work is being carried out.

“Weather permitting, the work is due to be completed on Friday, June 13 ”

If you see anyone on the building site please call the Angus Council Accessline on 08452 777 778 or telephone Police Scotland on 101 to report it.