Thousands spent on improving play areas

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Play areas across Belper have been improved following £90,000 of investment, just in time for summer.

The updates have been delivered by Amber Valley Borough Council.

The authority has invested more than £90,000 to improve three play areas in the town. Whitehouse Rise has had a complete makeover providing new play equipment and seating.

The Scotches has been extended to provide a trim trail and Whitemoor Recreation Ground has benefitted from an outdoor gym, table tennis and a fixed tennis net.

Amber Valley Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor David Wilson said: “This investment is providing free-of-charge fun activities for all age ranges. The council is committed to developing our parks and open spaces, and this is a great way of improving people’s health at the same time.”

Bringing tennis back to Whitemoor looks likely to be a popular move. Players do not need to book, they can just turn up with their racket or paddle and ball and its game, set and match.