A healthier Hounslow
by Natalie Vincent Fri 23 February 2018, 4:32 pm
Active play areas for Hounslow's children and their families are closer to reality following the start of work last month to renovate playgrounds across the borough.
Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow Council and Samia Chaudhary, cabinet member for green policy and leisure met with architects and contractors at Redlees Park playground in Isleworth in January, to launch the next phase of the Hounslow Active Spaces project.
Four playgrounds will be renovated as part of the scheme and a further two will benefit from partial refurbishment later this year.
The new play spaces will help Hounslow reach its targets to encourage exercise and reduce childhood obesity, as well as bringing families together socially.
Chaudhary welcomed the initiative: "We've been listening to Hounslow residents to find out what would make children and families more active.
"We hope that the new spaces will help children to be more active and we look forward to seeing the ideas of the community come into fruition when we complete the improvements later in the year."