areas in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge receive cash boost
of pounds of improvements are set to be made to play areas across
Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge as part of a modernisation programme,
it has been announced.
District Council is to use cash from housing developers' community
contributions to proceed with the much-needed improvements to
play areas in the two towns.
play areas earmarked for the upgrades are at Coleridge Gardens
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's Southwell Gardens, Talbot Close
and Stiling Close.
Ken Smout, who chairs the Town Council's Town Improvements Committee,
which has been pushing for the work, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this
week: "We have had lengthy discussions with Sedgemoor about
the priority of this work and are delighted to see this going
ahead for the benefit of young people."
existing Southwell Gardens play area is reaching the end of its
life expectancy and Sedgemoor District Council is currently in
discussions with the landowner, Highbridge War Memorial Trust,
about bigger play facilities.
Stiling Close, the council installed some new equipment in 2005
at a cost of over £9,000 and the remaining old equipment
will be replaced as part of the changes.
park in Coleridge Gardens, pictured, has also been identified
for enhancement and the work is due to go ahead either this year
or in 2013.
district council also plans to consult with local residents about
the play area in Talbot Close, which is sited near Apex Park.
work, which was first considered in 2010, is due to be carried
out over the next 12-24 months using cash from Sedgemoor's RLT2
fund, which Sedgemoor collects from property developers for community
use. The fund stands at around £92,000.
Cllr Ken Smout at Burnham's Coleridge Gardens play area this week;
and, above, the play area in Highbridge's Stiling Close