Seaton play area reopens on Saturday

PUBLISHED: 15:30 03 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:30 03 April 2013

Seaton youngsters with new design for the new Elizabeth Road  play park set to open this weekend.

Seaton youngsters with new design for the new Elizabeth Road play park set to open this weekend.

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£42,000 Elizabeth Road scheme will be officially unveiled during a day of fun for all the family

Seaton’s new £42,000 play park is set to swing into action on Saturday (April 6).

The much improved children’s area, at Elizabeth Road, will be officially opened at 11am – as part of a fun day for all the family.

Everyone is invited to go and see the new play equipment, which includes an Olympic basket swing, climbing walls and frames, spinning swings, a rota roka, and many more exciting features for children to enjoy.

The project is the result of a close working relationship between Seaton Town Council and East Devon District Council.

Local people decided what the improvements to the play area should look like.

The official opening session will run until 2pm and as well as enjoying the new equipment, children will also be able to have their faces painted, go on a bouncy castle, or try their hand at circus skills - all for free.

The funding for the revamp has come from developers who have built new homes in Seaton (Section 106 funding).

Councillors Dawn Squire and Gaynor Sedgwick, of Seaton Town Council’s youth and recreations committee, have spearheaded the improvements project

They said: “We’re really pleased that so many people in the community took part in the redesign and that the majority of those voting were the children who are actually going to use the park.

“The fact they were involved in choosing the type of equipment, choosing the actual design and will be present at the opening - all within a year - shows our youngsters how things can happen when everyone works together.”

Councillor Steph Jones, EDDC’s member champion for Seaton, added: “I’ve been watching the work happen at the play park with great interest.

“Thanks go to all the children who had their say and designed and chose the play area. I hope lots of Seaton residents will come along on Saturday to enjoy the new play equipment as well as the free attractions.”

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