Work Begins On Playground At Kingskerswell

17th April, 2013
Devon County Council and Torbay Council have announced that it?s all systems go for the new playground in Kingskerswell, as work is beginning this week.

The new under 10?s playground area will feature a variety of different playground equipment to encourage creative and energetic play in a safe environment and is due for completion at the end of May.

The new equipment will include swings, multi-play areas, roundabouts, and springed animal equipment.

Work was due to begin last year, but contractors were unable to start work due to waterlogged land.

Paul Ewings, Chief Engineer (Highways and Traffic) at Devon County said: ?It?s great news that this work is beginning ? we hope that the weather remains dry so that work can progress smoothly.

?We are creating this new playground because the construction of the new road involves building a flood channel which affects the existing play area.?

Patrick Carney, Group Service Manager - Streetscene and Place at Torbay Council said: ?This new playground is an important part of development plans, providing local children with an enhanced place to play.

?Once the new under 10?s playground is ready we will completely upgrade the existing playground for over 10?s.?

Jim Watson, Project Director at Galliford Try, the contractor constructing the road, said: ?Once the new channel is completed we will be undertaking the replacement of the existing playground into a new area for the over 10?s.

?Pedestrian access from Daccabridge to the playing fields will also be maintained while we undertake this exciting development.?

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.