Equipment will be replaced at Riverside View Play Area

Children to have their say on improving Riverside View play area

Ryedale District Council is calling for children who live in Norton and Malton to take part in a survey about the Riverside View play area in Norton.

On 19 August the Council removed the slide from the play area, as a routine safety check showed it was damaged and unsafe.  The Council plans to replace the slide with new play equipment, and also look at whether any other small improvements can be made to improve the quality and accessibility of the Riverside View play area as a whole.

To help the Council to decide on the new play equipment, it has set up a simple survey for children and young people who use the area.  Through the survey, children can tell the Council what type of equipment they like to play on, and give any other views about the site.  The answers will be used to guide the Council’s decision on replacement play equipment.

Phillip Spurr, the Programme Director at Ryedale District Council with overall responsibility for the site, said:

“Ryedale District Council owns just one play area for children, which is Riverside View in Norton.  It was sad news that we had to remove the slide – especially in the summer holidays – but we will be putting something new in its place, and we’d like the children who use the play area to have a say.  I hope that adults who take their children to Riverside View will help their little ones to take part in our survey, which has been designed for children and young people.  There are posters on the site with a QR code that goes straight to the survey, or they can access it through our website.”

The survey is available at: