Southend ‘pocket park’ opens

Mick Ferris

A new ‘pocket park’ has opened this week in Southend for youngsters to enjoy and be active after residents in the ward requested a play space for children in the area.

Located on Whitegate Road next to Warrior Square skatepark, the new playground features a slide and swings and is close to the city centre.

Milton ward councillors Stephen George, Kay Mitchell, Maxine Sadza, and former councillor Cheryl Nevin, welcomed the opening of Whitegate pocket park this week having secured funding from a community infrastructure levy fund of £25,346.

Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment, culture and tourism, said: “Many families in the city centre have limited space and no access to a garden, so this pocket park provides an ideal community play space close to the city centre for Milton ward residents and the wider community.”

Mick Ferris

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