Great news for youngsters! Aberdeenshire Council can confirm that all 469 of its children’s playparks will be reopening on Monday the 29th of June (did the one in Alford ever close – judging by the number of people who used it!). Landscape Services staff have been busy grass-cutting and carrying out safety inspections of facilities. For safety, play equipment which is deemed unsuitable for use will be cordoned off or removed. If you are using the equipment, avoid touching your mouth and face, use hand sanitiser wherever possible and thoroughly wash your hands as soon as you get home.