Plenty of fun ahead as new play area is opened

By Nigel Slater 08/03 Updated: 14/03 11:40

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Buy photos » Pupils from Swan Lane First School in Evesham celebrate the opening of a new play area in the town. (s)

PLAYTIME is set to become a lot more fun for youngsters in Evesham after a new play area was officially opened.

The new area and open space off Common Road now features climbing equipment, balance beams and stilts and swings for young and older children.

It was built following talks with residents more than 18 months ago when Wychavon District Council bosses asked them what improvements were needed in the area.

The new play area, paid for by the district council, is part of an £80,000 planning agreement which also includes pathways for walkers and trees and shrubs. There also will be meadow flower planting to provide a picturesque summer display.

New car parking space and boundary fencing will also make the area safer for children.

Youngsters from Swan Lane First School joined in with the celebrations and gave the play equipment its first test during a special ceremony held on Friday (March 2).

Lynn Stevens, parks officer at Wychavon District Council said: "We have great parks and open spaces available in Wychavon but it is always exciting to open a new one.

"We hope the residents in the surrounding area will like what we've done with the new meadow and that they will enjoy using the new facilities."

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