This month we applied for funds to provide a complete, new set of play equipment on the playing fields next to the school. The money will come from developer contributions associated with the first Bovis housing on Drake Street and it is likely to take three months to get approval. We are hoping to get the work done before Spring next year.
We have had a terrific response to consultations on the scheme with lots of support and lots of ideas for improvement and additions. This sort of input, particularly the positive sort, really helps in deciding what to do and making the case for funding. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
Our plan will see £68,000 spent on fencing, swings, zip wire, climbing and creative equipment aimed at ages 2 – 12 years. And to minimise maintenance costs we'll have a lot of colourful, safety surfaces that should be good for many years.
To see the complete application and the supporting evidence go to this link
Keep checking the website for more ideas on open space and recreation schemes for older residents in future months and if you have any good ideas about new facilities and schemes do comment on the forum