play areas in Burnham and Highbridge open after £45k revamp
new-look play areas in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were opened
on Thursday (July 31st) following £45,000 of refurbishment
play areas at Crosses Penn, Coleridge Gardens and Stiling Close
have been given major facelifts by Sedgemoor District Council.
some criticism about the timing of the work taking place in the
school holidays, as first reported here,
the council says the overhaul has been finished in time for children
to enjoy them for the majority of the summer break.
Thursday's opening ceremonies were led by the Chairman of Sedgemoor
District Council, Cllr Peter Downing, pictured right, alongside
He told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The council is very pleased
to have re-opened these new-look play areas in time which I'm
sure will be enjoyed by local children for many years to come."
Meanwhile, Highbridge's Apex
Skate Park has also been given a £73,000 overhaul by the
council and it is due to informally open today (1st August),
with a formal opening taking place at the annual Apex Playday
on Wednesday 6th August.
revamp of Crosses Penn play area near Manor Gardens, costing £15,000,
has seen a new unique multi-play unit installed which includes
a slanted spinner, balance rope bridge, rail slide and various
to improve the park in Coleridge Gardens has also been completed,
where a new multi-play unit with slide, spring see-saw and spinning
bowl have been installed along with a new seat. The total work
there cost £20,000.
improvements have been completed this week in Stiling Close, Highbridge
where the work includes a replacement set of swings, a spring
see-saw and spinning bowl along with a new seat and litter bin,
valued at a total of £10,000.
three play area improvements have been funded by RLT2 Developer
Contributions for outdoor play facilities which are managed by
Sedgemoor District Council.
planned make-over for Talbot Close play area in Highbridge is
also currently out for tender and work is expected to start there
later in the year.