photos: Brand new £350,000
public park opens in Burnham-On-Sea
brand new long-awaited £350,000 park and play area in Burnham-On-Sea
opened today (Thursday, March 21st)
after wet weather delayed its launch by five months.
to construct the new Rosewood Green public
park - on the site of a former
waste landfill site north of Wallace Wells Road - was completed
last October but the wet weather forced Sedgemoor District Council
to postpone its opening.
"After being dogged by many setbacks and lately the extremely
wet autumn and winter weather, we are delighted that this long-awaited
public park has been officially opened today," Sedgemoor
District Council spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Gill Slocombe, Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council, led the
opening ceremony at the new park this morning, as pictured here.
Gill told Burnham-On-Sea.com "I am absolutely amazed at
the range of equipment that children can play on."
"The whole area is laid out extremely well and it is a fantastic
place. I am sure that the children who live nearby are delighted
that the play area is now open and ready in time for the Easter
She added "The weather has played a large part in the delays
in getting the area open - and today is no exception - but nothing
can damped the atmosphere here."
"The park was completed in October 2012, but the ground conditions
on the recently laid and turfed play area have been waterlogged
and any heavy use would have damaged the grass before it had time
to establish," added Claire Faun.
the project, the contractors have imported new top soil to cover
the whole site, installed a network of new footpaths and cycleways,
installed seating and litter bins, lighting, seeded a mini football
pitch and lawn areas, planted shrubs and a wild flower
meadow and installed the new childrens play area.
Sedgemoor District Council earmarked £350,000 towards the
project using Section 106 funding received from local property