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Puriton has new play equipment... and it's not just for kids!
8:00pm Friday 10th August 2012 in News
VILLAGERS in Puriton will soon enjoy new play facilities after funding was secured for a £58,000 project.
The scheme will include a new table tennis table, a boules court, and new swings and slides installed on the playing fields by the village hall.
Members of the Puriton Playing Fields committee have been working on the project for 18 months, and work could now begin within two months.
Sharon Tait, from the playing fields committee, told the Mercury: “Our funding is all in place.
“We’ve had money from Sedgemoor District Council, Viridor, and Puriton Parish Council.
“We should be starting work towards the end of September and it should all be done by the end of October.”
The village’s current play equipment has reached the end of its natural life, and Sharon said there were requests from villagers for new facilities that could be used by people of all ages.
She said: “The idea of having an outdoor table tennis table and a boules court is so that mum, dad and gran can all play with the kids – it’s not just for children.”
LEFT: Sharon Tait, her husband Nick, and son James, who will be three this week, are all looking forward to Puriton’s new play facilities. Buy reprints of this photo at bridgwatermercury.co.uk/photosales, or phone 01278-727950. Photo Order Keywords: Puriton Playground