A new play area offering fun for toddlers to teens is coming to Borehamwood.

Work started to the play area in Byron Avenue last week, which will bring something new for all ages and abilities.

The new toddler area will include a playhouse, slide, swings, spinners, springers and seesaws all in wood to complement the surrounding village green.

There will also be a separate junior zone for children aged eight to 13, which will include a street football court – the first of its kind in the borough - and basketball hoop.

The new play equipment has been designed to be inclusive, accessible and to cater for a wide range of abilities.

The play area is currently being constructed and should be completed by mid-August.

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Councillor Seamus Quilty, responsible for the environment at Hertsmere Borough Council, said: "This upgrade is really welcomed by parents and guardians in the local area. I’m delighted that work has now started.

"The previous equipment was looking a bit out-of-date and showed signs of wear and tear.

"These improvements will create a great place for families with children of all ages to get outside and have fun without having to spend anything.

"Our aim is to provide interesting equipment and an exciting environment, whilst being inclusive for all abilities, to encourage physical and social play."

The project has been funded using money for local amenities paid by developers who have built new homes in the town.