Salisbury Road play area latest to receive Council investment


07 October 2016


A complete refurbishment is planned to turn the existing children’s play area at Salisbury Road in Barry into a public park that the whole community can enjoy.


Plans are still being finalised but the new Fforest Community Park will contain some bold, attention-grabbing features as part of the £70,000 investment.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is currently appointing a contractor to undertake the work, which it is hoped will start early in the New Year and be completed before Easter 2017.

This latest scheme continues a widespread programme of recent investment in parks and play areas across the Vale. Work is due to start shortly at the nearby Gladstone Gardens while improvements to four parks in Penarth are also currently underway.

Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “These proposals will see a significant sum invested to create a new community park that local residents of all ages will be able to enjoy.

“The improvements are part of an ongoing ambitious programme of works to upgrade playgrounds in Barry and the wider Vale with several more play area enhancements planned over the next 12 months.

“It is hoped we can provide, modern, safe and exciting areas for children to enjoy.


“I would encourage people to complete the online survey or attend the drop-in session so they can have an input into what features the play area will contain.”