east brent play area

Work to give a play area in East Brent near Burnham-On-Sea £14,889 of council-funded improvements has been completed this month.

The East Brent play area has proved very popular since the last refurbishment took place in 2013 which consisted of a new climbing frame, roundabout and springer.

Further work that began at the end of 2018 has seen a new basket swing, flat swing and parent and child swing with new safety surfacing installed.

east brent play area

A new section of steel-galvanised fencing and a hydraulic gate has been provided as part of the project.

Scott Mason, Parks Development Team Leader at Sedgemoor District Council, said: “Basket swings are great for users of all ages and can hold multiple people at any one time, increasing the play value available.”

“A flat swing is a traditional junior swing which always proves popular in any play area. The new parent and child seat will be the third of this type installed within Sedgemoor. The seat promotes interaction and communication between generations during play.”

east brent play area

“It allows an adult or older child to swing face-to-face with the toddler which enhances positive interaction whilst of course, having fun!”

Bill Walker, Chairman of East Brent Parish Council, said: “East Brent Parish Council is very pleased that through working closely with Sedgemoor District Council it has been possible to make further improvements to this well used play area.  We would like to thank the team at Sedgemoor working on this project for their efforts to enable the best options being made available with the resources available.”

This project has been funded by Sedgemoor District Council, East Brent Parish Council and developer contributions.