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New Portsmouth treehouse opens

The Landport Adventure Playground in the centre of the city was opened by Lord Mayor Cllr. Steven Wylie together with Sharron Parrack and youngsters. Picture: Malcolm Wells (142142-1195)

The Landport Adventure Playground in the centre of the city was opened by Lord Mayor Cllr. Steven Wylie together with Sharron Parrack and youngsters. Picture: Malcolm Wells (142142-1195)

YOUNGSTERS have a new place to play following the opening of a treehouse at Landport Adventure Playground.

The wooden structure was built by Portsmouth City Council’s play services team and officially opened by Lord Mayor, Councillor Steven Wylie.

Play services manager Joan Fisher said: ‘Our Landport play staff have done a fantastic job of securing the funding for this project and getting the first stage of the treehouse completed in time for the school holidays.

‘The children had asked for new structures and the treehouse seemed like an ideal new project.’

The £4,000 structure was funded by Tesco and built with help from Southern Electric, which fitted telegraph poles to make up the cornerstones of the two-storey treehouse.

SSE distribution manager Andy Jackson said: ‘SSE like to contribute to the community whenever we can, and we have the equipment and expertise to make this sort of project happen much quicker and with good benefit for local young people.

‘These adventure playgrounds are fantastic places for children to play, learn and challenge themselves in a safe environment.’

 

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