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Reconstruction – repairs and maintenance of the playgrounds of the Municipality.

Reconstruction – repairs and maintenance of the playgrounds of the Municipality.
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Objective Action

The upgrading and functional restoration of the playgrounds of the Elliniko – Argyroupoli Municipality that present functional problems, in order to be certified in compliance with the law and to adhere to rules that ensure their safe use.

 

Target Audience

Parents and children.

 

Duration

2015 – 2016.


Description

Within the range of the immediate targets of the Municipality of Elliniko – Argyroupoli is the upgrade of all those playgrounds that present functional problems so that the safety of their users is secured. Furthermore, the improvement – upgrade of public spaces has to be in compliance with the technical specifications and the relevant safety standards set by legislation.

The reconstruction of the playgrounds is being gradually made until each and every one is repaired. Priority is given to those playgrounds that serve a great number of citizens, are located near densely populated networks of the Municipality and those that are centrally located, which as a consequence makes them more frequently visited, as well as to those that present the most important functional problems. An acknowledged Certification Body has been assigned with the task of issuing inspection sheets so that the Municipality can have full knowledge of the specific problems each playground presents. These inspection sheets have been taken into serious consideration regarding the reconstruction of the playgrounds. The evaluation showed that all the playgrounds had serious functional problems and that no maintenance work has been carried out for years. Some of them have even been found unfit for use.

With a view to accomplishing this action the Mayor promotes the program “ADOPT A PLAYGROUND – PROVIDE SAFETY AND JOY TO OUR CHILDREN” to various companies so that they express interest in subsidizing the reconstruction of the playground they desire. Twenty-five companies have expressed their interest and the sponsorships exceeded the amount of 200.000,00€. Therefore, with this program the majority of the playgrounds of the Municipality have already been repaired – reconstructed and certified.

In addition, a study of 75.000,00€, aiming at the reconstruction of five more playgrounds, has been drafted. The financing of this study has been approved by the Region of Attica. Moreover, the municipality has included in its budget more than 100.000,00€ in order to reconstruct, to preserve and to certify the playgrounds in compliance with the law so as to avoid sights of the past.

The Elliniko – Argyroupoli Municipality demonstrates great sensitivity towards children and does everything in his power, with few financial resources, in order to reconstruct the playgrounds in as short a time as possible and in 1,5 year 18 playgrounds have already been certified in compliance with the existing law and the relevant standards.


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Impact on Society

  • The quality of life of the users has been upgraded.
  • Considerable increase in the number of the children – users.
  • Entertainment – creative activities in secure and certified playgrounds.
  • Convenience of the residents.


Initiative Location

Playgrounds of the Municipality of Elliniko – Argyroupoli.


Working with Organization

Region of Attica.


Workers Participation

The participation of the employees of the Technical Service Department and the Independent Maintenance Department of the Elliniko – Argyroupoli Municipality is essential for this project.


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Benefits for Οrganization

  • Certified and secure playgrounds for the users.
  • Embellishment and aesthetic upgrade of the playgrounds and the public spaces.
  • Satisfied residents.



Connection with Global Goals



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