Joy as ribbon is cut on Clare park’s new play area
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Children from toddlers to teens will now be able to enjoy the latest play equipment including climbing frames, swings, rope walks and a spinner.
The equipment – installed by Playdale – was funded by St Edmundsbury Council using section 106 money – cash provided by developers to offset the impact of large-scale projects – from the new housing development in Stoke Road.
Geoffrey Bray, chairman of the park’s trustees, said: “We are delighted to have been able to make these much-needed improvements.
“We are grateful to St Edmundsbury for facilitating the funding, and to our volunteer team of experts, Sue Partridge, Louise Jordan and Julie Adams for all their hard work in planning and bringing the project to a successful conclusion.”
The area in which the play equipment has been installed has been enlarged and a new perimeter fence installed, enabling families using the play area to enjoy a larger dog-free grassed area, with picnic tables and benches, away from other park users.
The newly-refurbished play area follows several other recent additions to Clare Castle Country Park, the most recent of which was the launch of parkrun – a national initiative which takes place every Saturday.
The official launch of the play area was conducted by Mary Evans, county councillor for Clare.