The Moor the merrier

Alan Kenny from DWP Housing partnership (rear right) with Poole Mayor, Cllr Marion Le Poidevin, Amy (front right) who drew the image, with mums, fundraisers and others involved in the Play Moor, Skate Moor project

A group of mums who raised more than £100,000 have opened a brand new play park on their estate – with a wheelchair friendly picnic table funded by DWP Housing Partnership.

The Play Moor, Skate Moor group in Turlin Moor, Poole, secured grants from BCP Council and the Talbot Village Trust.

DWP Housing Partnership donated £700 and volunteers including those from Barclays painted the fence around the play area in Foreland Road.

The new park includes a rope climber, swings, roundabout, trampoline, and innovative climbing frames.

Better access to the park was also factored into the works, with a new path laid for people with mobility issues.

The mayor of Poole, Cllr Marion Le Poidevin, was at the opening along with Amy, nine, who drew the picture depicted on the sign.

Alan Kenny from DWP Housing Partnership, said: “It is great to see communities getting together to make something happen.

“DWP was very pleased to make a donation and we wish the group well for its future plans.

“The park looks fantastic and the youngsters l saw playing on it absolutely loved it.”

Play Moor, Skate Moor was supported by Let’s Talk Moor community project, part of the Poole Communities Trust charity, which works with residents to help improve facilities in the local area.



Notes for Editors:

DWP Housing Partnership was established as Dave Wells Properties in 1985. The company, which has its headquarters in St Clement’s Road, Boscombe, owns properties across Dorset and Hampshire and houses over 3,000 tenants.

The business currently has other new developments under construction in the Bournemouth and Poole area and plans for several more in the future.

Steve Wells sits on a number of national panels, advising on the best ways to regenerate run-down areas and working to make sure Bournemouth remains a great place to live and work. He’s also a member of the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the British property Federation (BPF).


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