Council keen to install new play equipment in Market Deeping

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Councillors are keen to get the views of town residents on a plan to install new play equipment.

Market Deeping Town Council wants to enhance the area around Tattershall Drive.

Councillors have discussed putting a new piece of play equipment on an area of green space towards Towngate West. They now want to see what people living in the area think of the idea.

Mayor of Market Deeping Roy Stephenson said discussions were still at an early stage.

He added: “It was raised that we need to do a proper survey of residents to see what they feel they would like.

“We need to talk to the young people.

“It’s important that we make sure that we offer people at that end of the opportunity to have some equipment over there. But there are issues involved with that.”

The key issue is the ownership of the land.

Coun Stephenson said: “The land doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to South Kesteven District Council. But other pieces of their land do have play equipment 
on.

“Now we have to agree to maintain it. We have always been a little bit circumspect about it because if it’s someone else’s land they can always change their 
mind.”

Discussions with the district council are ongoing, and town councillors also need to figure out how to fund the new play 
equipment.

Coun Stephenson said: “Play equipment is expensive. It will be £10,000 or £20,000. It’s a lot of money.”