Borderers encouraged to have their say on design proposals for Bog Park play area in Selkirk

Published: 29th June 2023

A consultation has been launched inviting members of the public to have their say on the proposed redesign of the play area at Bog Park in Selkirk.

The refurbishment is being undertaken as part of our Play Park Capital Programme, which was launched in 2022.

A key aim of the programme is to provide a fun, safe and inclusive play environment for children and families in the area and as a result, and we are extremely keen to hear from communities to find out what changes people would like to see including the types of equipment that will be installed.

The proposals for Bog Park follow an initial consultation held in August last year. The main priorities identified from the feedback were slides, swings and a multi-play unit and these have been incorporated into the designs.

Contractors are already in place for the works and any additional feedback received will be taken forward through a collaborative effort with them.

The consultation is open until Monday 24 July and is available online.

Written feedback can also be made to Community Engagement, Communities & Partnership Team, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells TD6 0SA.

Councillor John Greenwell, Executive Member for Roads Development & Maintenance:

“Play parks are an integral part of communities throughout the Scottish Borders and it is great to see continued investment into improvements. We want our parks to be fun and engaging environments for children of all ages and abilities, which is why consultations like these are so important.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to give us their feedback on the proposals for Bog Park to help guide the improvements and ensure the needs of the local community are met.”