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Playground Improvement Project

The Town Council is seeking to develop a strategy for the phased upgrading of its three playgrounds to provide modern, fit-for-purpose facilities for the current and next generation of Wetherby children. 

Wetherby Town Council owns and maintains most of the parks and open, green space recreational facilities in Wetherby. It's portfolio includes three children’s equipped play areas:
  • King George’s Field (Scaur Bank).
  • Masons Field.
  • Nidd Approach. 

Design Consultation - November 2017

Seven playground equipment supply companies have submitted designs for the Council's consideration. 
Each company used the brief (see below) given by the Town Council when preparing their designs. 

Please look at the designs submitted by each company, then tell the Council what you think by responding to our
online survey.
You can also view the designs in person at the Town Hall exhibition which will be open 4 - 9pm on Monday 13th November, 4 - 9pm on Tuesday 14th November and 8am - 1pm on Wednesday 15th November.
The survey will close at midnight on 20th November. 

Feedback from the public and from local children will help the Council to pick a preferred supplier. 
The Council will then work with the preferred supplier to refine the designs and implement them over the next few years. We will keep you informed about progress with this project on this website, social media and via our regular newsletter. 
Thank you for your help.  
Design 1

Design 1 has been produced by Fawns Playtime.
You can view all their designs by clicking here.

Design 2

Design 2 has been produced by HAGS SMP.
You can view their design for Masons Field by clicking here.
You can view their design for Nidd Approach by clicking here.
You can view their design for Scaur Bank by clicking here. 

Design 3
Design 3 has been produced by Kompan.
You can view their design for Masons Field by clicking here.
You can view their design for Nidd Approach by clicking here.
You can view their design for Scaur Bank by clicking here.

Design 4
Design 4 has been produced by Playscheme. 
You can view their design for Masons Field by clicking here.
You can view their design for Nidd Approach by clicking here.
You can view their design for Scaur Bank by clicking here.

Design 5
Design 5 has been produced by Sovereign Play.
You can view their first design for Masons Field here. You can view their second design for Masons Field here.
You can view their design for Nidd Approach here.
You can view their design for Scaur Bank here.

Design 6
Design 6 has been produced by Streetscape Products.
You can view all their designs by clicking here.

Design 7
Design 7 has been produced by Sutcliffe Play.
You can view their design for Masons Field by clicking here.
You can view their design for Nidd Approach by clicking here.
You can view their design for Scaur Bank by clicking here.

Now complete our online survey.

Design Brief


The Council held a preliminary consultation at the end of 2016 and received feedback from over 300 people which has been used to inform our design brief. 
We held an assembly at Crossley Street School, children at St. Joseph's designed their 'perfect' playground for homework, Wetherby High School students completed an online survey in their IT lessons and feedback was received from 150 members of the public.
The design brief includes feedback broken down in to four sections; Key Stage 1 (ages 4-7), Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11), Key Stage 3 (ages 11-15) and adults so that the playground companies can see what appeals to the different age groups in our town. 
The design brief was sent to 8 playground equipment suppliers who then visited the Council's three sites at the start of October 2017 and used the information in the document and their experiences on the site to inform their proposals. 

You can read the design brief here.