Waterlees adventure playground nominated for national award

Waterlees Playground

Waterlees Playground - Credit: Archant

THE team who run the adventure playground at Waterlees in Wisbech has been shortlisted for a national award.

They are in the running to be Playwork Team of the Year at this year’s National Playwork Conference, which takes place in Eastbourne next week.

The playground, which was opened in 2010, attracted 12,000 visitors last year.

Lead playworker Reuben Francis said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the award. It’s great that the hard work and dedication of the team has been recognised.

“Our playworkers have a philosophy of never giving up on anybody, and our consistent approach has led to huge progress being made.

“We have been able to build strong relationships with some of the hardest to reach young people in the area.”

Councillor Samantha Hoy, Cambridgeshire County Councillor for Wisbech North added: “I have always been proud of the playground and what it has achieved in the Waterlees area, so I am delighted that the playwork team have been recognised in this way.

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“The playground has been an unqualified success for the area – and that success is largely down to the excellent team who run it.”