Airport sale helps Sidmouth pre-school

THEY have the all-weather gear, now children at Sidmouth Pre-School Playgroup will soon have a covered play area to let them get fresh air play whatever the weather.

THEY have the all-weather gear, now children at Sidmouth Pre-School Playgroup will soon have a covered play area to let them get fresh air play whatever the weather.

The youngsters, aged from three, gave the thumbs up to Sidmouth Sidford County Councillor Stuart Hughes this week who presented a �2,500 cheque to pre-school manager Lynne Rattue.

The money, funds allocated from the sale of Exeter Airport, comes through Mr Hughes' local project fund.

He said: "I take an interest in all the pre-schools, and if I can help I will. It is so important to put money into projects for pre-school children, who are our future."


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Mrs Rattue said children would use the all-weather play area all the time.

"We have the wet-weather gear and it is nice for them to be out here any time to do messy play," she said.

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A lean-to roof will extend from the playgroup building into its grounds by about two metres and sand and water play will be put outside.

* The airport sold for �60 million and of that �48 million has been divided into funds for local projects, all targeting areas of improvement.

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