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East Brent play park to receive £25k of new equipment
EXTENSIVE work to remove and replace outdated play equipment at a park in East Brent is expected to be completed by mid December.
The £25,254 project will see older equipment at the park at Red House Road removed and new modern play equipment installed.
The new park 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.
East Brent councillor Bob Filmer said the play area had been in need of an update for some time.
He told the Weekly News: “The equipment which had been there had become rather tired.
“I am sure local residents, and particularly the kids, will be very pleased that they will have some new play equipment to explore and enjoy.
“It is essential that children have somewhere safe and fun to play, which is close enough to where they live to mean getting to and from the play site is safe as well.
“Across the area, where new family homes are planned, there needs to be easy access to play facilities.”
He said this year Sedgemoor District Council has installed new play equipment on Rosewood Green in Burnham Without and on Brent Knoll Village Green.
The installations were made possible by RLT2 contributions that Sedgemoor had collected from developers who had built within the respective parishes.
Somerset County 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.”
He added the next parks earmarked for improvement are Talbot Close, Stilings Close and Coleridge Gardens in Highbridge.