set to start on £31,600 revamp of play area in Highbridge
long-awaited £31,600 project to upgrade a play area in Highbridge
is set to start on Monday 8th September.
District Council says the three weeks of work will get underway
at Talbot Close.
new play area will include a four-seater seesaw, roundabout and
toddler multi-play unit plus a new bench and bin.
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," said council spokeswoman
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
residents and visitors to the area may have already noticed some
changes to the park as the existing wooden palisade fencing, which
had reached the end of its life, has been replaced with traditional
play area style metal fencing with two new self-closing pedestrian
new play area and fencing, costing £31,600, has been funded
through RLT2 Developer Contributions for Play, which 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.
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.
these works a wide range of alternative play facilities are available
at Apex Park which is just a short two minute stroll from Talbot