Help choose the design of Lyme's new £100k playpark

PUBLISHED: 06:59 09 April 2015

The current Anning Road play area. Picture CHRIS CARSON

The current Anning Road play area. Picture CHRIS CARSON

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Plans unveiled today - Thursday April 9 - at Jubilee Pavilion on Marine Parade

A sign adverising the play area consultationA sign adverising the play area consultation

Residents are being invited to help choose the design of Lyme Regis’s new £100,000 play park.

The town council is holding a public consultation event today (Thursday, April 9), from 2pm to 8pm, at the Jubilee Pavilion, on Marine Parade.

It has set aside the money to redevelop the play area at Anning Road, together with a further £20,000 to improve the BMX track.

Play park design and construction experts were invited to put forward original designs for the park, with 17 plans submitted by companies from all over the country.

A working group of town councillors whittled them down to the best seven designs, which will go on public display to allow residents to choose their preferred scheme.

Operations manager Elliott Herbert said: “We were overwhelmed by the number of designs submitted.

“Clearly they are specialists in this field and all the companies are more than capable of supplying a fantastic park for our town.

“It’s going to be a real focal point for families in the town and we are keen for them to have the opportunity to see the final seven designs chosen by councillors.

“We were really impressed by the standard of the submissions, with some interesting pieces of play equipment.”

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