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Children Inspire Exciting Lido Play Area

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WHY KEEP ONE FACILITY AND NOT THE OTHER BOTH BUILT THE SAME TIME

The Labour manifesto 2012 clearly says
Pontypridd Lido
If re-elected Labour will work to secure the necessary funding from HLF and WEFO to deliver a new Lido facility. If successful with securing funding we will ensure that the facility becomes a regional tourism attraction. We will also ensure that the existing paddling pool facility is protected.
The RCT Labour Group guarantee to you the voter
WE WILL ALSO ENSURE THAT THE EXISTING PADDLING POOL FACILITY IS PROTECTED.
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WE WILL ALSO ENSURE THAT THE EXISTING PADDLING POOL FACILITY IS PROTECTED.
What have RCTC done to the paddling pool? did they keep their word can you trust the Labour Party

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council press release below

Pontypridd schoolchildren are helping to inspire a state-of-the-art play area right in the heart of the town’s beautiful Ynysangharad War Memorial Park.

A new outdoor play area is an integral part of the £6.3million investment programme to restore one of the largest and most historic lidos in the UK and create a Wales-wide visitors’ destination.

Several schools are helping to shape and design a new children’s play area that will be unrivalled in South Wales. It is set to be unveiled in 2015.

The exciting new play facility will be constructed next to the Lido complex and offer a facility for children of all ages to enjoy that promises to leave visitors awe-struck by the sheer scale and fun play opportunities it provides. Combined with the three new pools provided by the Lido, it promises to provide an exciting day out in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park for visitors across South Wales.

Following a competitive tendering process, Eibe Play have been appointed to develop the designs from the initial concepts into detailed designs.

A group of 20 pupils aged between seven and eleven from Coedpenmaen and Coedylan Primary Schools and Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pontsionnorton and Evan James attended a workshop in the Park led by Eibe Play to share their ideas and view the concepts for the new dry-play area.

And clearly they were overjoyed as they helped shape and design aspects of the site, including incorporating historical landmarks into the concept, such as the William Edwards Bridge and Brown Lenox Chainworks.

One of the pupils brought the workshop to a halt when he stated, “I only have one thing to say, I don’t like this stuff…I love it!”

To view images and an animated film of the Lido Play Area, visit www.pontylido.co.uk.

The Lido Play Area will include a central feature providing a wow factor, and providing a wide range of play features including slides, tunnels and climbing frames. A significant number of other pieces of play equipment will provide swinging, climbing and free play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities.

The play area designs will incorporate a locally distinctive theme, picking up on historical landmarks through both the equipment and the safety surfacing.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Leisure and Sport, Cllr Ann Crimmings said, “The Lido Play Area is an integral part of the £6.3million investment in the site and will offer a first-class play facility for children of all ages that will be unrivalled in South Wales.

“This promises to be one of the many exciting features of the regeneration project which secures Ynysangharad War Memorial Park as a jewel in the crown of the entire County Borough and beyond.

“By working with local schoolchildren our play area designers can learn more about what a young person expects from a play area fit for the 21st century. Clearly these workshops have been hugely beneficial by not only supporting the design concepts, but also inspiring the young people themselves to tell their friends of how incredible the completed Lido and its accompanying Play Area will actually be.”

View images from the workshop day

http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/en/news/imagegalleries/2014/pontypriddlidoplaya...
The Lido Restoration project will:
Restore the historic grade II listed lido to a high standard.
Restore the lido’s historic features, such as the original turnstiles, and wooden cubicles
Reopen the lido as a heated facility, with three pools for different uses: a main pool, an activities pool, and an attractive semi-circular paddling pool for small children.
Provide free entry for children aged 12 or under with accompanying adult
Construct a high-quality café to serve both the lido and wider park.
Construct a visitor interpretation space, viewing gallery, and classroom/meeting facility, which can act as a hub for community learning and volunteering opportunities
Construct a new changing block, in line with modern expectations.
Create a state-of-the-art adventure dry play facility open year-round.

The restoration of the Grade II-listed Lido is taking place thanks to £3million from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, £2.3million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a £900,000 contribution from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, and a £100,000 contribution from Cadw.

For further details about the Lido Play Area visit www.pontylido.co.uk

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