Council investment continues across West Lothian play areas

A number of play areas in West Lothian will benefit from more than £500,000 investment within the next year.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 6:00 am
Dovecot Park in Linlithgow.

This will come in the fourth year of West Lothian Council’s current 10-year Capital Programme which will see around £1.9 million spent on improvements at children’s play areas between 2021 and 2028.

The programme helps to make sure that local children’s play areas are maintained to a high standard.

Some of the children’s play areas to see improvements in the current financial year will include: Eliburn Park Play Area, Livingston (£40,000), Polkemmet Country Park Play Area, Whitburn (£50,000) and Dovecot Play Area, Springfield Park, Linlithgow (£30,000).

Each of these play areas will see some existing features replaced with brand new play equipment.

Executive councillor for the environment Tom Conn said: “Children need to have opportunities to participate in outdoor activities for a number of reasons including their mental wellbeing and social and physical development.

"The planned investment as part of the capital programme will allow our dedicated team to continue their excellent work in maintaining safe and accessible play areas of the children and young people of West Lothian.”