Manvers Park, Mexborough update – thanks to the prompt DMBC attention the park looks much better 

Following the urgent report to DMBC by Cllr Gibbons on Mon 6th Feb, he returned to the site yesterday to check progress.

The play area and park have been fully cleansed and all rubbish removed by DMBC.

Two swings have been replaced near the rocket climbing frame (now usual four swings back in situ).

The graffiti (non-offensive) will be removed by the DMBC FLAG team very soon.

Cllr Gibbons spoke with local children yesterday who very pleased to see their park looking safe and clean again. There was sadly some vomit on the small roundabout but Cllr Gibbons washed this away and the children could happily use this very popular piece of play equipment.

The major issue in this area is the extremely inconsiderate local company (we have their name) who own the land adjacent to Manvers Park on Wath Road where fly-tipping continues to be a major issue. We have asked DMBC to secure this area as a priority so that the site is secured while enforcement procedures continue.

On 17th Feb, the deadline ends for tenders from play companies bidding to renovate the MUGA (multi use games area) in Manvers Park. Some £50K is expected to be spent on this area (utilising historic Section 106 monies – which have sat dormant in Mexborough prior to 2014) and the MUGA will receive a significant upgrade with replacement boundary fencing, new/higher 5-a-side nets, relocation of basketball nets etc.