upgrade of Burnham play park completed for summer holidays
play area in Burnham-On-Sea has received a £5,000 upgrade
in time for the start of the school holidays.
Sedgemoor District Council has this week announced that Crosses
Penn play area, next to Burnham's Manor Gardens, has received
an upgrade with a new modern basket swing.
The swing, costing £5,545, has been installed along with
new wet pour safety surfacing by the councils parks budget.
A Sedgemoor spokesperson told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The basket
swing is proving popular with children of all ages as several
children can have fun using it at the same time. Investment in
play is very important to Sedgemoor District Council, children
and young people benefit greatly from having a variety of play
and sport facilities to explore with their peers and such equipment
helps to ensure they lead an active and creative lifestyle."
"Two of the four toddler swings will also shortly be replaced
with junior seats so there will be three varieties of swings available
in the park for all ages of children to enjoy."
This is the second upgrade the Crosses Penn play area has received
within the past year. During 2014, the junior multi-play unit
was replaced with a more modern and innovative design, costing
£15,000 which was funded through RLT2 developer contributions.