£64,000 play park in Highbridge set to open in the New Year
to construct a brand new £64,000 play area in Highbridge
is underway and is on schedule to be completed in the New Year.
District Council is working with building firm Halcrow on delivering
the new facilities in the town's Southwell Gardens, as pictured
new play park will replace the old 20-year old facilities next
to the playing fields behind Highbridge's St John Ambulance HQ.
project is being funded by property developers' mandatory community
contributions to offset the impact of local housing development
and the district council.
timber playship will be the focal point of the play area once
it is completed," said council spokeswoman Sam Taylor.
equipment will include a zigzag bridge, slope slide with single
step ladder, nest swing, roundabout speed gyro, sea horse springer
and duo springer. The site will also be landscaped with grassed
earth mounds, tarmac footpath links, seating and bins."
is anticipated that the site will be opened early in the New Year.
This refurbishment is being primarily funded by RLT2 developer
funds with a proportion being drawn from Sedgemoor District Councils
John Swayne, Portfolio Holder for Community and Scrutiny, added:
"Sedgemoor District Council is committed to investing in
play areas. This is phase one of an on-going project to improve
the play facilities in our local parks. Completing phase one on-budget
and ahead of schedule is great news for local children. The next
parks tabled for improvement, as part of phase two, are Talbot
Close, Stilings Close and Coleridge Gardens in Highbridge."
Top, the site this week; and above, Sedgemoor's Harley Cook with
Halcrow's Sherri Edwards holding the plans for the site