Parish play area celebrated

PUBLISHED: 14:11 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:30 15 June 2010

UPLYME Parish Council has received an award from East Devon District Council for a play area in the village. In a bid to share learning and good practice, all parish and town councils within the district were invited to tell officials at The Knowle about

UPLYME Parish Council has received an award from East Devon District Council for a play area in the village.In a bid to share learning and good practice, all parish and town councils within the district were invited to tell officials at The Knowle about their best achievement within the last five years.Project suggestions had to be those that councillors were most proud of and those that had directly benefited the local area. Looking forward, they were asked to submit details of the most exciting plans they have in the pipeline. A panel of independent judges looked at the projects to see which demonstrated innovative ideas, achieved value for money and provided the greatest benefit to the local community. Uplyme Parish Council received a Best Achievement Award for its very well-equipped play area. It has plans to extend facilities in future.EDDC chairman councillor Paul Diviani, who presented the awards, said: "This was not about winning a competition, but about celebrating the fantastic achievements and innovative plans of our local councils and learning from each and every one of them. "This was a new venture for EDDC, and I'm delighted so many councils took the trouble to let us know what they have been doing, and are planning to do in the future.

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