Youngsters in Jarrow can look forwarding to spending their Easter holidays in a revamped play area – thanks to South Tyneside Council.
The Multi-Use Games Area on the Hedworth Estate has been brought back into use and given a makeover to give young people a new space in which to play.
The Home Group, which used to manage the space, gave the Council £10,000 to repair the court and bring it up to standard. New line markings and equipment have now been installed and the Council will now be responsible for maintaining it in the future.
The hard-surface, open access court can be used for a range of ball games, including football, cricket and basketball.
Councillor Tracey Dixon, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety, said: “This was a popular, well-used space until it fell into disrepair.
“Now that this space has been returned to the Council and had a face-lift, I’m sure it will become a valuable community asset for the area’s young people.”
She added: “By giving young people a dedicated space in which to play, residents are now less likely to be adversely affected by children playing ball games next to their homes.”