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Two Dudley playgrounds in £30k revamp contest
4:57pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
TWO DUDLEY playgrounds have been shortlisted to win a makeover worth £30,000 – but need public votes for a chance of winning the revamp.
Flora and Groundwork has selected 36 play areas across the UK, with Brewery Fields in Kates Hill and Buffery Park both up for the prize.
Brewery Fields is a small play and kick about area which is currently in poor state of repair.
The playground features swings, two multi play units, a roundabout and some free standing equipment which all need repainting and updating.
Meanwhile the Buffery Park area is also in need of updating to include equipment for children with disabilities.
To be in a chance of winning, residents need to cast their vote online by visiting flora.com/playground before the contest closes at midnight on Sunday September 30.
However the two Dudley nominations are trailing in the contest with just a few votes each and desperately need the backing of the borough if they are to win.
Alessandra Sega, Brand Manager of Flora said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Groundwork on this fantastic community initiative and it’s great that Tesco is supporting the project in stores around the country.
"At Flora we understand the importance of an active lifestyle, and it’s vital to keep children busy, entertained and healthy with a balanced diet and plenty of play. The playgrounds that have been nominated for this initiative are in need of TLC and we are happy to help give one of them the attention it needs.”