for new play park in Highbridge go on show to the public
for a brand new £60,000 play park will go on show to the
public for the first time in Highbridge on Monday (December 17th).
District Council has commissioned building firm Halcrow to prepare
a design for the new children's play area, which will replace
the current 20-year old facilities at Southwell Gardens next to
the playing fields behind the St John Ambulance HQ.
Lyes (right) from Highbridge War Memorial Trust Hall, which owns
the land, says the proposals are very welcome.
current equipment has been in place for over 20 years and definitely
needs replacing, so we are very pleased to see this scheme."
added: "It's taken two years of discussions to get this stage,
so we are very pleased that the plans are now being unveiled.
This play area is ideal for many parents because, unlike Apex
Park, shops, shelter and toilet facilities are all nearby."
new play area is being funded by property developers' mandatory
community contributions to offset the impact of local housing
new modern play area will have a seaside adventure theme and will
include balancing, swinging, climbing, sliding, spinning and other
consultation event will be held from 3pm -6.30pm in Highbridge
War Memorial Trust Hall, Southwell House, off Church Street.
representative from the Halcrow design team will be on hand to
answer questions and discuss the plans plus gather feedback.
first reported here
in March that Sedgemoor had been in talks with Highbridge War
Memorial Trust, regarding the new play area.
Top, the new proposals; centre, Pam Lyes, and above, one of the
new playing equipment items