KOMPAN aims to help Local Authorities beat the austerity blues

KOMPAN aims to help Local Authorities beat the austerity blues
KOMPAN Ltd, one of the UK's leading outdoor playground and fitness equipment and indoor play and furnishing solutions' providers, is introducing a new price-led initiative designed to mitigate the effects of Central Government funding cuts on local authorities, and individual Council's abilities to meet their statutory play provision responsibilities.

The initiative, which is being implemented from June 2016, will enable cash-strapped Councils take advantage of product list price reductions across a wide-range of KOMPAN's new and best-selling playground equipment.

Explains KOMPAN UK's Managing Director, Steve Sylvester: "Councils are currently a little over half way through a scheduled 40 per cent cut in funding from central government.

"Even with Council-wide re-organisations and efficiency savings, it's clear that so called "˜none front-line' services, that can often include investment in new outdoor play areas, and the upgrade and maintenance of existing play spaces, will continue to be affected."

In a move designed to help offset Local Authorities' current budget constraints and, as consequence, make their play solutions more accessible by being more affordable - KOMPAN has put its own profit margins on hold so that children of all ages don't miss out.

The price reductions, explains Steve Sylvester, "will have a catalysing effect...and will provide the incentive Councils need to invest in dynamic and inclusive playgrounds and play equipment from KOMPAN."

A quick look at some of the price reductions now available support Mr Sylvester's assertions.

For example, KOMPAN's Birds Nest Steel Swings have been reduced by 14% and its best-selling Galaxy Supernova rotators are now available with 16% off their original list price.

Different products (and there are hundreds of them), have different discounts - and KOMPAN is urging new and existing customers to check-out the new prices in its 2016 Product Overview brochure, or by contacting KOMPAN on 01908 201002.

Continues Steve Sylvester: "Play is enshrined as a human right by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 31).

"Despite this principle being recognised and supported by successive UK governments, and despite numerous international, national, regional and local plans, programmes and policies being produced that endorse "every child's right to play", the current and continuing squeeze on public finances, is taking its toll.

"We are passionately committed to providing innovative, inclusive and great value play solutions and equipment, and in helping Local Authorities achieve their individual "˜Play Strategies'.

"As such, and in response to these turbulent times we have developed (and are now implementing) a typically bold and imaginative initiative that will help address the challenges confronting Local Authorities...because we, like them, believe that "˜every child has a right to play."

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