Sedgemoor parks will be part of £113,000 investment project
A MAJOR investment project, costing £113,000, is being completed on five Sedgemoor Parks.
This project includes installing a play area in Mansfield Park in Hamp, Bridgwater for the first time since the 1970’s.
The new play equipment in Mansfield Park will include a basket swing, cradle swing, flat swing, rock ‘n’ bowl roundabout, walkie-talkie zone and a large multi-play unit including a slide, tunnel and stepping stone entrance.
The new equipment will help to improve the recreational value of the park. £30,000 has been spent on the play area, with £10,000 coming from the Hamp Community Association.
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After starting work on September 25 Mansfield Park play area has been completed this week.
The second of the projects at Crowpill lane, Bridgwater is due for completion in early December following a £25,500 investment.
The existing equipment will be supplemented with a new dish roundabout, nest swing, see-saw and multi-play unit including access stairs, suspension bridge, scramble net and slide.
The other three parks at Red House Road in East Brent, Linham Road in Bridgwater and Holford Road in Durleigh include the removal of older equipment coming towards the end of their useful life alongside the installation of new equipment.
Red House Road in East Brent will see £25,254 spent on it before completion in mid-December.
The new equipment will include a roundabout, springie seat and multi-play unit including playhouse, crawl tunnel, ring climber, net bridge and slide.
The old junior and toddler climbing frames will be removed.
At Linham Road, Bridgwater £25,500 will be spent on a rocking surfboard and multi-play unit including a double slide, climbing area and cradle net.
The old climbing frame and balance beams will be removed before completion in late December/early January.
The final play area due for the completion in this phase of investment will be Holford Road in Durleigh. The park will receive £7,395 to remove the existing swings and replace with new swings, bins and a bench. This play area will be completed in mid-January.
Councillor John Swayne, portfolio holder for community and scrutiny said: "Sedgemoor District Council is committed to investing in play areas and sees this as phase one of an on-going project to improve the play facilities in our local parks. The next parks tabled for improvement are Talbot Close, Stilings Close and Coleridge Gardens in Highbridge."
Funding for the five parks (bar the £10,000 supplied by the Hamp Community Association for Mansfield Park) has been drawn from RLT2 developer funds.
All completion dates are subject to weather conditions.