to begin on building new £60,000 Highbridge play park
is set to get underway on building a long-awaited new £60,000
play park in Highbridge.
District Council's Clean Surroundings Team has this week been
removing the old 20-year old playing equipment at Southwell Gardens
ahead of the construction work beginning.
commissioned building firm Halcrow to prepare a design for the
new children's play area, which is located next to the playing
fields behind the town's St John Ambulance HQ.
District Council's parks officer, Harley Cook, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week: "Having gained planning consent for the facilities,
construction is set to begin in September and the new play park
is scheduled to be open before the end of the year."
new play area is being funded by property developers' mandatory
community contributions to offset the impact of local housing
modern play equipment will be suitable for children aged 2-14
and will have a seaside adventure theme. It will include balancing,
swinging, climbing, sliding, spinning and other activities.
War Memorial Trust Hall, which owns the land, has welcomed the
work. "The current equipment has been in place for over 20
years and definitely needs replacing, so we are very pleased to
see this scheme," the group's Pam Lyes told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Top, Sedgemoor's Harley Cook and Halcrow's Sherri Edwards and
above, clearance work beginning this week