Lincoln youngsters court success

Youngsters in Lincoln have been given an extra treat this Easter following the opening of a new games court thanks to housing provider Derwent Living this week.

The Derby-based firm has built a multi-use games area by its properties at Ruston Way, Lincoln, which has been welcomed by local children.

The scheme, which provides 200 houses and flats is a stone’s throw from the city’s Brayford Pool area with access to shops, restaurants and bars as well as job opportunities in the city centre.

The state-of-the-art games area is set between the residential properties and the newly completed accommodation for students at Saul House.

Mitch Allseybrook, resident involvement manager, said: “This is a large scheme which was built over several years. This gave us the opportunity to consult with residents in how we finished the development.

“Parents said that they would value the provision of a safe play area for children close to their homes. This new play area meets that need and is a real asset to the scheme.

“We held the opening event both to celebrate its completion and to give families guidance on what it can and can’t be used for. After the formal opening we organised some games and coaching activities so the kids could see how they can get the best out of it.

“We had a basketball competition with prizes for those taking part. We also gave out some goodie bags and mini-footballs to get them started.”

The £60,000 play area was installed by Westleigh Developments who built the scheme.