Sheffield playground group praised for hard work

Lord Mayor Peter Rippon showed off the mayoral regalia to Sarfraz Muhammed when the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Group visited the Mayor's Parlour
Lord Mayor Peter Rippon showed off the mayoral regalia to Sarfraz Muhammed when the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground Group visited the Mayor's Parlour
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A hard-working group which provides play for families in a Sheffield community has been recognised for its good work.

A hard-working group which provides play for families in a Sheffield community has been recognised for its good work.

Young and old members of the Pitsmoor Adventure Playground group were invited to take festive tea and mince pies with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield to celebrate their hard work.

They were given a tour of Coun Peter Rippon parlour in Sheffield Town Hall and young Sarfraz Muhammed even got to try on some of the regalia during the event.

The playground, on Melrose Road, offers table tennis and football as well as a zip wire.

Earlier this year families who use the playground celebrated the Tour de France, as elite riders passed close-by, by decorating the playground with street art and bunting.

They wanted to reflect the diversity of the area that is served by the playground.

Children have also restored a playground zebra in memory of a little girl who loved the facility.

Patrick Meleady, playground manager, said: “The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Peter Rippon invited our group into the town hall.

“It was to recognise our newly formed charity for providing fantastic open access play resources for children and families in the Burngreave and surrounding areas.”

Playground volunteers have been working on a winter programme at the facility, which marked its first year with a special event in the summer.

Then organisers said that the number of children using the playground had increased. Coun Jackie Drayton also praised it as a ‘brilliant community resource’.