Children's play area for West Hill?
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."
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