A NEW wheelchair-friendly roundabout has been installed at a park in Kidderminster.

The Parks team at Wyre Forest District Council has installed a new, wheelchair-friendly, roundabout in the play area at Spennells Park in Kidderminster which is fully accessible for children of all abilities.

The council said they will be installing more accessible play equipment in playgrounds across the district.

Kayleigh Norton and her six-year-old son Logan visited the play area with Logan’s friend Tristen, also aged six.

Logan has limited mobility and is wheelchair based but thanks to the roundabout’s accessible design, he was able to enjoy the equipment with Tristen.

Logan’s mum Kayleigh said: “Inclusivity is really important, so is accessibility to appropriate play equipment.

“For Logan spinning is really good for his stimulation so the roundabout is a great addition to the play area!”

The ward members for Aggborough and Spennells, councillors Helen Dyke, Peter Dyke and John Aston, have contributed funds from their Community Leadership monies to this project.

There has also been a contribution from Section 106 funds – a contribution made by developers towards the cost of providing community and social infrastructure.

Councillor Ben Brookes, cabinet member for operational services, was on hand to help Kayleigh give the roundabout a push.

He said: “It was joyous being there with Kayleigh and the boys.

“You cannot underestimate the value of giving children of all abilities the chance to have fun on a roundabout!

“It is something most of us have taken for granted as children. I look forward to more and more youngsters coming to Spennells Park and having a go.

“We are looking into bringing more accessible play equipment to playgrounds across our district and looking forward to seeing more big smiles, that’s for sure!”