Councillor warns of possible problems at Beer play area

Designs for a revamped play area in Beer have been ratified by the parish council – and they are glad to see the equipment will fit.

The chosen plans for Ashill had a 75 per cent approval rating from two different groups, but Councillor Martin Cox had suggested his colleagues exercise caution after problems at the Jubilee gardens.

Contractors found that the designs for a seafront gym did not fit the space when they came to install it in January.

Cllr Cox said: “I thought we may have had a similar issue to to the Jubilee - but there isn’t a problem.”

The scouts and children at the primary school opted for a design which features a climbing frame, amphitheatre, swings and stepping logs.


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The new equipment will stand alongside some of the existing items, including the slide and basketball hoops, which will be refurbished.

The Ashill play area is benefiting from a £17,500 investment – a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund and a £7,500 levy awarded by developers who have built in the village.

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Cllr Cox also hopes the work will be finished by the end of summer.

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