The results of a consultation regarding new leisure facilities in Stone are now available online.
Around 1500 residents, youngsters and organisations gave feedback on what they would like to see at Westbridge Park in Stone.
The majority of people said improved play provision was important at the park – with toddler and junior play, as well as a multi-use games area (MUGA), the top priorities.
And people reported the lack of suitable facilities, and that Westbridge was “boring,” as reasons why they didn’t visit the park more often.
Work is ongoing on a new leisure centre with 25-metre, six lane swimming pool, alongside gym and fitness studios on the park to replace the outdated building currently on site.
Deputy Leader of Stafford Borough Council, Mike Smith, said: “This is one of the largest investments ever made by the council anywhere in the borough and we want to deliver facilities that local residents – especially our younger people – can enjoy and be proud of.
“Our track record on developing parks has been excellent and we want Westbridge to be a place where people and families want to come and spend time in a safe and stimulating environment.”
He added: “I’m very grateful for all those who took the time to complete the questionnaire, came to workshops or got in touch with us in other ways.”
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 survey results can be found www.staffordbc.gov.uk/westbridgeparkconsultation.
Press Release No 5438