WORK to transform a children's playground is well underway, with fresh pictures on the development.

The project is being funded using £200,000 developers’ contributions via Wokingham Borough Council with £57,000 additional funding from Woodley Town Council.

The playground in Woodford Park is set to be completed later this year.

Councillor Keith Baker gave an update to residents on the works.

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He said: “This is an exciting time for Woodford Park as a fantastic new inclusive play area for all ages emerges. When completed it will provide a destination play area which will attract youngsters from all over.

"The area for the youngest is already well under way. We hope to have it open at the end of May as long as everything goes to plan.

The current progress of the play area has seen railings put on separating the junior area from the teenager area 'to provide a safer environment'.

Some of the equipment has already been installed too. 

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The playground will see a 6.8 metre 'play and slide' unit, which required planning approval as it is nearly three metres over the height allowed under the General Permitted Development Order. 

The new play area will replace the old one at the rear of the Oakwood Centre, which closed on January 10, and has been designed specifically with ‘inclusivity’ in mind by offering a play experience for children of all abilities.  

It will also include a sensory area, a wheelchair accessible play mound, an agility trail, a 7 metre tall canopy trail and seven types of swings, amongst other attractions.