Statement: Progress of playground works at Russell Scott primary

Date Released - 17/08/2017

In April this year, the Executive Leader of Tameside Council, Councillor Kieran Quinn, announced an agreement to resolve the concerns raised by parents at Russell Scott Primary School regarding the school playing grounds. The plan agreed by all parties, including the school governors, Tameside Council and Carillion plc, was to see the school playing field improved and a significant extension to the all-weather play area. As per the initial plan, preparatory works were carried out over the Easter school holidays and have been ongoing with significant progress in soil and drainage surveys, the planning and design and the identification of suppliers.  Work will continue on site into the autumn and until complete. Priority will be given to extending the all-weather playground facility by the end of the summer  so that as intended, the pupils at Russell Scott will have more space to play during the winter months. We will continue as planned to work with the school and carry out the work on the playing field throughout the Autumn with work due to be complete next Spring. Once completed, the facilities will be beyond anything previously considered and we look forward to a resolution to long-standing concerns.

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