Langold: Gala put back due to splash park delay

Construction work at Langold Country Park
Construction work at Langold Country Park

Delays in the construction of Langold’s new splash park have forced gala organisers to postpone the village’s annual event.

It was hoped the £375,000 wet play facility at Langold Country Park would be finished by the end of June, ready for Langold Gala on 6th July.

Construction work at Langold Country Park

Construction work at Langold Country Park

But Bassetlaw Council has revealed there is a hitch.

“Unfortunately our contractors have encountered some technical problems that relate to the distribution of waste water from the splash pool, in addition to unavoidable issues with the power supply, which is now in the process of being resolved by Western Power,” said Coun Julie Leigh, cabinet member for neighbourhoods.

“Despite these challenges, we are pleased to say that having worked closely with our contractors, the majority of these issues have been resolved and we anticipate that both the splash pool and dry play area will be completed in line with the project programme before the school summer holidays begin at the end of July.”

County councillor Sheila Place, who is chairs the Friends of Langold Country Park group, said the delay was ‘unfortunate’.

She said: “We met last Tuesday after having a look at the site and decided it wouldn’t be sensible to have people traipsing through the mud. We have postponed the gala until 14th September for health and safety reasons.”

Coun Place said most of the activities and entertainment booked for July’s date would also be there in September.

“We want to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever with the new play facilities,” she added.

The play park will have a nautical theme with a pirate ship focal point. Plans feature a 45m splash pool, wet play zones, boulders, a splash slide and a water table.