Ribbon-cutting ceremony held to open new-look Highbridge play
ribbon-cutting ceremony has been held in Highbridge this week
to mark the opening of a new-look play area.
revamped play park in Talbot Close has received £31,600
of improvements from Sedgemoor District Council.
new play area features a new four-seater seesaw, a roundabout
and toddler multi-play unit.
roundabout and toddler multi-play unit are designed to be inclusive
for use by disabled children.
multi-play unit includes a double width slide, ring climber, binocular
platform and climbing grips. The swings have remained in-situ.
previous wooden palisade fencing, which had reached the end of
its life, has also been replaced with new play area style metal
fencing with two new self-closing pedestrian gates.
new play area and fencing, costing £31,600, has been funded
through RLT2 Developer Contributions for Play, which are overseen
by Sedgemoor District Council.
play area in Talbot Close, Highbridge was marked for a major make-over
after discussions with residents, town and district councillors,"
said Council Chairman Peter Downing, who is pictured at this week's
this year local residents were consulted on the design and were
asked to choose between a traditional play park, community garden
with vegetable planting or a community garden with shrubs and
informal play equipment installed. The results showed a traditional
play park was the preferred option."
Scott Mason, Parks Officer; Chairman Cllr Peter Downing; Ward
Member Cllr Chris Williams and Julie Cooper, Stronger Communities