Long-awaited £31,000 revamp of Highbridge play area is completed
work to upgrade a play area in Talbot Close, Highbridge has been
completed this week within budget.
play area - pictured above before the work was completed
- now features a new four-seater seesaw, a roundabout and toddler
multi-play unit. A bench and bin has also been provided.
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 existing swings have remained
existing wooden palisade fencing, which had reached the end of
its life, has also been replaced with traditional 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. RLT2 contributions
are held 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 a spokeswoman.
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," she added.