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New Playground Open At Kingskerswell

17th July, 2013
Devon County Council and Torbay Council have announced that the new under 10s playground at Kingskerswell is now complete and due to open to the public on 17th July just in time for the summer holidays.

Work began on the play area in April, but was delayed due to poor weather conditions and flooding at the time.

The brand new under 10s playground, which is designed to encourage creative and energetic play in a safe environment, features a variety of equipment including swings, multi-play areas, roundabouts, and springed animal equipment.  The playground will be secured in a fenced environment with benches for adults to relax whilst children play.

Devon County Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Cabinet Member for economy and growth: This is an exciting milestone for the children and parents of Kingskerswell, providing an enhanced place to enjoy active play.

We created the new playground because the construction of the new road involves building a flood channel which affects the existing play area.

Now that work is complete on the under 10s playground, we are now focusing on upgrading the existing playground for over 10s and this work is due to be complete later in August.

The over 10s playground will feature a wide range of play equipment including a see saw, a roundabout and even a combat cableway.

Jim Watson, Project Director at Galliford Try, the contractor constructing the road, said: Weve worked hard on creating a playground that is fun, robust and interesting and we hope the children of Kingskerswell enjoy playing there now and in the future.

The 5.5km dual carriageway, which will provide the long awaited bypass for Kingskerswell, was granted full approval by the government in May last year: work began in autumn 2012 and is due to be completed by December 2015.

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