It’s now the school holidays, the best ones of all, the long summer holidays. (Though as I recall they never seemed long enough and September and school came around again too quickly.)
In Acomb, this summertime’s play has been enhanced by this new playground, recently installed. An email from Acomb alerted me to it. Thanks to Sean, who also sent me these photos.
I don’t often pass Acomb Green these days. Used to know it well though. When we were young we had the usual 1970s/80s metal swings, slide, and roundabout. This looks much more impressive.
There’s so much going on in the centre of York, in the ‘historic core’ within the walls, and also around our two universities. I notice in particular that despite the difficult economic climate there appears to be money pouring in to our art galleries and museums, and the university sites, with a real buzz about the place, and endless enhancements.
I’ve wondered if perhaps things don’t feel so exciting and inclusive if you’re living in the city’s suburbs, where it may be more a case of places closing down, rather than opening up.
The view of one Acomb resident on the new play park:
‘Probably the only thing in Acomb that’s been built in the past decade that is of use, most things seem to be getting pulled down or demolished. So it was a