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Holloway playground named 'coolest'

by Fiona on November 29, 2014

29 Nov 2014 I Islington Gazette

A Holloway playground has been officially named as the coolest in the capital. 

The Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground, in Market Road, topped the poll in a prestigious London-wide competition earlier this month.

At the London Adventure Play Awards 2014, they beat off stiff competition from other spaces in Hackney and Hammersmith and Fulham.

Lucy Benson, adventure playground manager at Islington Play Association (IPS), said: ”We are really proud of the staff and children at Lumpy Hill for making their playground such a cool place to play.

“It is particularly important in times like these, when play services all over the country are being cut, that we have opportunities to celebrate the commitment that Islington has made to children’s right to play.”

Cllr Joe Caluori, Islington Council’s executive member for children and families said, “This is fantastic news for young people, especially those who get to enjoy and play on the equipment at Lumpy Hill adventure playground.

“Many families in the borough don’t have gardens, so awards like this show the decision by this council to protect the dozen adventure playgrounds in perpetuity, was the right thing to do for young people.”

Children who enjoy the playground produced their own short video to show why it’s the best, which can be viewed above.

To view the article on the Islington Gazette website click here

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