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Young and old can enjoy cooling off at the newly refurbished Splash pool in Stoke Newingtom.
The paddling pool was re-opened in time for the half term holiday (31 May-4 June), and has been re-painted, and a new ramp installed to make it accessible for those using wheelchairs.
Cllr Jonathan McShane, Cabinet Member for Community Services, went along and saw for himself on Saturday, 5 June, how local people are enjoying the new paddling pool.
He said: “It’s great to see so many enjoying the pool, which is one of the first improvements in the transformation of one of Hackney’s best-loved parks.”
The pool is part of the the ongoing £8.9million Clissold Park and House restoration project. Other works planned include extensive maintenance of the New River and lakes, which run through the grounds; renovation of the animal enclosures; a new play area, urban sports area and butterfly dome. Work is set to continue until summer 2011.
Park users will be kept updated via notices in the park and information on the Council website, visit: www.hackney.gov.uk/clissoldrestoration
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