Sidbury play park gets a makeover

PUBLISHED: 12:31 28 February 2019 | UPDATED: 07:39 01 March 2019

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000773. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000773. Picture: Terry Ife

Archant

A £30,000 transformation has brought a Sidbury park to life after a call from the community.

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000771. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000771. Picture: Terry Ife

The play area at Furzehill was designed with help from more than 150 children from Sidbury Church of England Primary School and people living in the area.

The need for a refurbishment was raised with district councillor for Sidbury ward David Barratt by resident Dan Turner who had seen refurbished play areas elsewhere.

The pair agreed Furzehill play area looked sorry and outdated so Cllr Barratt worked to secure the necessary funding.

The council’s budget was supplemented by the Sid Vale Association’s Keith Owen Fund which donated £15,000 to provide the site with a zip wire.

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000770. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000770. Picture: Terry Ife

Cllr Barratt said: “Immense thanks should also go to The Sid Vale Association’s Keith Owen fund for putting the icing on the cake with their grant for the zip wire.

“This shows how a resident can approach their ward councillor and get action.

“I hope the children really enjoy their new equipment.”

The project is one of five the district council will be completing across the district this year as part of £1million pounds’ worth of funding allocated by the council to refurbish play facilities.

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000766. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000766. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000767. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000767. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000762. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000762. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000756. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000756. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000759. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000759. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000755. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000755. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000754. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000754. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000749. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000749. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000752. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000752. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000748. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000748. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000744. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000744. Picture: Terry Ife

Cllr Andrew Moulding and Kate Tobin of the Keith Owen Fund at Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000738. Picture: Terry IfeCllr Andrew Moulding and Kate Tobin of the Keith Owen Fund at Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000738. Picture: Terry Ife

Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000747. Picture: Terry IfeFurzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000747. Picture: Terry Ife

Andrew Moulding and David Barratt at Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000735. Picture: Terry IfeAndrew Moulding and David Barratt at Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000735. Picture: Terry Ife

Andrew Moulding and David Barratt at Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000734. Picture: Terry IfeAndrew Moulding and David Barratt at Furzehill play area in Sidbury. Ref shs 08 19TI 1000734. Picture: Terry Ife

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists