plans for new Highbridge play
park given 'thumbs-up' by residents
in Highbridge have given a 'thumbs-up' to proposals for a new
£60,000 play park during a public exhibition in the town
on Monday (December 17th).
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here,
Sedgemoor 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 town's St John Ambulance
District Council's parks officer, Harley Cook, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
that over 40 residents had attended Monday's consultation event
in Highbridge War Memorial Trust Hall.
have given us very positive feedback about the plans. They like
the proposed design and layout of the equipment, which will be
suitable for children aged 2-14," he said.
new play area is being funded by property developers' mandatory
community contributions to offset the impact of local housing
said he hopes the commercial tender process will begin in January
2013 and construction could start in April, with the new play
park opening in the summer.
new modern play equipment will have a seaside adventure theme
and will include balancing, swinging, climbing, sliding, spinning
and other activities.
War Memorial Trust Hall, which owns the land, has welcomed the
proposals. "The current equipment has been in place for over
20 years and definitely needs replacing, so we are very pleased
to see this scheme," said the group's Pam Lyes.
Top, Sedgemoor's Harley Cook with Halcrow's Sherri Edwards and
above, one of the new playing equipment items