We know how important Play is to the physical, mental, emotional and social health of our children. Through Play, children learn life skills and develop well-being. Children have a right to play, as recognised in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). In 2013, the UN Committee on the Rights of the child adopted a General Comment that clarifies for governments worldwide the meaning and importance of Article 31 of the UNCRC. In Wales, a policy framework for play has been in place since 2002 with the publication of a national play policy, followed by a national strategy in 2006. Section 11 of the Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010 place a duty of all local authorities to assess and secure sufficient play opportunities for children in their area.
In April 2018 the Council were proud to open a brand new Multi Use Games Area in Skewen Park.