Play park re-opening goes with a swing
PUBLISHED: 14:05 09 April 2013
Hundreds turn out for a day of family fun at the revamped Seaton playground
HUNDREDS of children and parents turned out for the official re-opening of Seaton’s Elizabeth Road play park at the weekend.
Mayor Peter Burrows got a rousing introduction from town crier David Craner before he cut a ribbon and declared the enhanced area open and ready for fun.
Some £42,000 worth of improvements have been carried out to the playground which now includes a new Olympic basket swing, climbing walls and frames, spinning swings, a rota roka, and many more exciting features for children to enjoy.
In addition to the new equipment children were able to have a go on a bouncy castle, have their faces painted- all for free and provided by East Devon District Council and Seaton Town Council.
EDDC community development workers Polly Anderson and Victoria Robinson also took along their circus skills equipment for people to enjoy.
Dawn Squire and Gaynor Sedgwick of Seaton Town Council youth and recreations committee, who have spearheaded the project said: “The event was a great success and it was lovely to see so many children and parents enjoying the new equipment.”
District council chairman Peter Halse said: “Thank you to all the children who had their say and chose the play area. The opening was a great event and it was good to see so many people there. I’m looking forward to seeing the play area used a lot more now it has been vastly improved”.