Children's play area for West Hill?

PUBLISHED: 16:28 11 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:39 18 June 2010

WEST Hill could be set for a children s play-area boost after town officials said this week a bid for new facilities stands a very good chance of securing funding, if land can be found to house it.

WEST Hill could be set for a children's play-area boost after town officials said this week a bid for new facilities "stands a very good chance" of securing funding, if land can be found to house it.

Ottery town councillors Roger Giles and Claire Wright have set about securing cash for a play-area in the village from a £1 million kitty handed to Devon County Council as part of a Government scheme.

Councillor Giles said a piece of land owned by the Village Hall Trust has been earmarked for the project although trustees had expressed "severe reservations" over "noise and nuisance" caused by a children's play area there. He added further talks were due to take place.

Cllr Wright said: This project is wholly supported by the community and six or more community groups. The sticking point is getting a place for it to go. We are looking at a site owned by the village hall trust and hope to come to an agreement with them to put it there.

"If that happened it would stand a very good chance of being accepted and getting funding- but it is a case of wait and see at the moment."

As part of the Government's Playbuilder project, cash will be invested in 22 new "high

quality" play sites across the county for children aged between eight and 13.

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