Children submit heartwarming suggestion for new village playground – complete with its very own unicorn

Children have come together and submitted a design for a new park as they say the one they have is not fit for purpose – and doesn’t have a unicorn.

In the village for Cargo, just outside Carlisle, children have joined forces to plan a new play areas. It follows a recent inspection of the play equipment, which found a lot of it is in need of repair.

A group of parents have created a working group to put plans into action to design and create a new park after discovering the parish council only receives a small allowance for the upkeep – and not enough to pay the £12,500 for the repairs.

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But two children have taken it upon themselves to write a letter and create a design for how they want the park to look. In the picture the youngsters Indie and Poppy have asked for swings, monkeybars and most importantly a unicorn.

Children have come together and submitted a design for a new park, which includes a unicorn, in Cargo Cumbria
Children have come together and submitted a design for a new park, which includes a unicorn, in Cargo Cumbria

Kylie Palmer who has lived in the village for more than 15 years is heading up the working group she said: “There are a few issues with the park but it is really popular and well-loved. But the parish council hasn’t got the £12,500 for the repairs.

“I have found that there are lots of different grants we can apply to get funding and this is our next step. Lots of people in the village are behind us and the children love it.

“Last year we had to put a new path in from the bus stop to the park because the children love to play in it while they’re waiting for the school bus.”

Children have come together and submitted a design for a new park, which includes a unicorn, in Cargo Cumbria
Children have come together and submitted a design for a new park, which includes a unicorn, in Cargo Cumbria

Knowing how much it means to the community a group of parent came together to discuss what needed to happen and Kylie was shock at how many people came to support the idea.

“Lots of parents came, but what got me the most was I had had the letter posted though my door addressed to the council with the drawing.

“Along with finding out if we can get funding the biggest job I have now is finding a unicorn for the park. So, if you know anyone that could help tracking down one for us that would be great.”

Lancs Live – Cumbria