Councillor defends purchase of controversial play equipment
Rock formation is ‘unique to the area’ and an attraction for Honiton playing field, says David Foster.
A HONITON town councillor, who was one of those to choose a constroversial new piece of play equipment made of rocks for Allhallows Playing Field, has revealed: “The stuff there before was so old replacement parts were no longer available.”
Councillor David Foster, speaking to the Midweek Herald following complaints from parents, said: “The safety surface had worn away to nothing at certain points.
“The area was well overdue for a revamp.
“Allhallows Playing Field is Honiton’s largest open space and is one of the jewels in the town’s crown. Having a new, innovative design there is a selling point.”
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Councillor Foster says the rocks meet the same safety standards as other materials used for play equipment.
And he revealed plans to install a trim trail for younger children in the park were put on hold after money set aside for the equipment was diverted to Axminster.
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However, he is confident the trim trail will be installed eventually.
Referring to the new rock equipment currently being installed, he said: “I think it is in keeping with Allhallows. There is not another one like it in the district. It is a unique feature and we’fve got something special.”