The basket swing is already proving a hit and marks the first piece of ‘all-inclusive’ equipment for the Daisy Bank play area.
Two years ago the Friends of Daisy Bank and the Town Council began consultations about how to improve the play area.
More than 100 children took part and the basket swing was one of their top choices.
Thanks to support from the Town Council and money from a Section 106 agreement from Stroud District Council, the new £4,000 swing was installed.
“It’s already proving popular with the children and the Town Council has been really helpful as we look at ways to improve the play area,” said Hayley Shortt, chairperson of the Friends of Daisy Bank.
The Town Council’s Green Spaces team will next replace the sand in part of the play area.
The Friends of Daisy Bank are staging a Fun Day on July 4 to help raise funds for their next piece of equipment – a roundabout.
“We did have a roundabout, but it was vandalised and we had to remove it,” said Hayley. “We want to buy one that is all inclusive and can be used by any child. It will cost £5,000 and we are about half way there.”
The Fun Day, from 1-4pm, will include circus skills, craft workshops, live music and food.
To support the fundraising appeal contact the Friends of Daisy Bank on www.friendsofdaisybank.org