IT has been announced that the play area in Stratford Park could be closed for an entire month. 

The children’s play area is due to undergo a major revamp with work starting next week on Monday, January 22. 

The project includes adding a new toddler multi play unit, junior tower, trio climber, and a climbing unit. 

Stroud District Council says the work could take up to a month, which means the play area will be closed during that time.

It is hoped that when completed, the improvements will allow children to play on the site for "generations to come". 

Stroud News and Journal: An artist's impression of the new play area at Stratford Park An artist's impression of the new play area at Stratford Park (Image: Stroud District Council)

Cllr Beki Aldam, chair of SDC’s community services, said: “Generations of children have enjoyed playing here but the facility is in need of improvement.

“When it is complete, it will serve generations to come.”

Committee Deputy Chair Trevor Hall added: “We understand how much children value this area and we expect them to be really happy with the improvements. 

“Our contractor is completing the works across all six sites as quickly as possible, and we ask for a little bit of patience while the improvements are made – it will be worth the wait.”

So far Acacia Drive, Archway Gardens, Wharfdale Way, Mason Road & Cambridge Avenue play areas have been revamped by contractor Kompan. 

The projects were carried out through £300,000 of the Contain Outbreak Management Fund for local authorities in England to help support local public health. 

In addition, SDC is contributing extra investment to improve Stratford Park's play area.

The district council says all the play areas were redesigned in consultation with local communities.

Stroud News and Journal: The play area at Stratford Park could be closed for an entire month