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Progress on Wanstead Park’s long-awaited playground

play-1©Mary Redbourn

More progress has been made on the site of the new children’s playground in Wanstead Park.

“Look up and you will see that 10 bird boxes and six bat boxes have been installed in the trees. Monkey bars, balance rails and picnic benches will follow shortly,” said a spokesperson for the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.

Residents have long called for a playground in the park and over £30,000 was raised through donations to support the project. The Friends has also pledged an extra £5,000 to pay for a wheelchair-accessible path.