area revamps in Burnham and Highbridge 'will finish next week'
play areas and a skate park are set to re-open next week as major
upgrades are completed, Sedgemoor District Council said this week.
first reported here,
play areas in Crosses Penn, Coleridge Gardens and Stiling Close
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge are getting a £45,000 revamp.
Apex Skate Park is being given a £73,000 overhaul by the
some criticism about the timing of the work in the school holidays,
as reported here,
the council says the overhaul will be finished in time.
Council spokeswoman Sam Taylor said: "The council has is
pleased to announce the play areas in Coleridge Gardens and Stiling
Close will re-open on Thursday 31st July."
majority of Crosses Penn near the Manor Gardens play area has
remained open to allow continued use by local families but its
new and unique multi-play unit will also open on Thursday 31st
"Apex Skate Park will informally open to the public on 1st
August with a formal opening taking place at the annual Apex Playday
on Wednesday 6th August."
"Old equipment has been removed and the tarmac surface repaired.
The re-vamped park which cost £72,994 will benefit from
a new Half Pipe, Quarter Pipe, Planter, Wedge Flats, Bank Ramps
and Pyramid Corner Ramp. Users of Apex Skate Park were consulted
and wanted to see new equipment but with the same great layout
"All opening ceremonies will be attended by the Chairman
of Council Councillor Peter Downing and Sedgemoor staff. Ward
councillors have also been invited to attend. It is hoped local
families and skate park users will also be in attendance to enjoy
the great new equipment."
revamp of Crosses Penn play area near Manor Gardens, costing £15,000,
will see a
new unique multi-play unit is being installed which includes a
slanted spinner, balance rope bridge, rail slide and various platforms
to replace the existing frame in place which is at the end of
its useful life.
to improve the park in Coleridge Gardens has also started, and
a new multi-play unit with slide, spring see-saw and spinning
bowl are being installed along with a new seat. The total work
will cost £20,000.
final play area to start in this round of improvements is Stiling
Close in Highbridge. Work started on 21st July and includes a
replacement set of swings, spring see-saw and spinning bowl along
with a new seat and litter bin. The total value there willm be
three play area improvements are being funded by RLT2 Developer
Contributions for Outdoor Play which are held by Sedgemoor District
planned make-over for Talbot Close play area in Highbridge is
also currently out to tender with returns due by the end of July.
this a major refurbishment of the Southwell Gardens play area
in Highbridge, costing £64,000, was completed earlier this