of £31,600 revamp for Highbridge play area is hit by delay
on starting a long-awaited £31,600 project to upgrade a
play area in Highbridge which was due to begun on Monday (8th
September) has been delayed.
District Council says the work at Talbot Close will now start
on Monday 29th September and will likely take two weeks.
delay is due to sourcing some of the play equipment and is outside
of our control. We thank users for their patience," said
spokeswoman Claire Faun.
new play area will include a four-seater seesaw, roundabout and
toddler multi-play unit plus a new bench and bin.
old wooden palisade fencing, which had reached the end of its
life, has already been replaced with a new traditional-style metal
fencing with two new self-closing pedestrian gates, as pictured
roundabout and toddler multi-play unit are designed to be inclusive
for use by disabled children. The multi-play unit includes a double
width slide, ring climber, binocular platform and climbing grips.
The existing swings will remain in situ," added the council.
Gray, Vice Chairman of Highbridge Residents Association, who has
for improvements for several years, recently told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's been a long time coming - much longer than we'd hoped
- but this is great news."
very pleased that this lovely little park is to receive a much-needed
new lease of life. It's nice to see something in Highbridge getting
new play area and fencing, costing £31,600, has been funded
through RLT2 Developer Contributions for Play, which are held
by Sedgemoor District Council.