Westbridge Park plans feedback proves a great draw

A lucky resident of Stone has won £100 worth of shopping vouchers after giving feedback about plans for new play and leisure facilities for a park in the town.

People who took part in a consultation for the town’s Westbridge Park were invited to enter a prize draw to win the vouchers.

More than 1500 residents and young people took part in the exercise which ran through February and March.

A multi-use games area, skate-park and new play equipment have been earmarked as part of a multi-million pound leisure offer for the town.

More than 600 people were entered into the draw and Jayne Nutton from Aston Lodge in Stone was picked out of the hat by the Mayor of the Borough, Councillor Aidan Godfrey.

Work is ongoing on a new leisure centre with 25-metre, six lane swimming pool, alongside gym and fitness studios on Westbridge Park to replace the outdated building currently on site.

Residents, schools, community groups and local councillors all participated in a number of consultation activities including online surveys, workshops and drop in sessions.

Concept proposals are now being drawn up based on the consultation – and residents and organisations will have the opportunity to comment on them before plans are put forward.

The results will be available online in May.

Stafford Borough Council received feedback last summer from a number of youngsters about their expectations for a play park which helped with the consultation programme.