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Youngsters look forward to new play area

PUBLISHED: 23:57 21 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:54 03 March 2010

YOUNGSTERS in Woodbridge are looking forward to having some of the best equipment available when a new play area opens.

The playpark is being created for children living in the Beresford Drive – thanks to a partnership of three councils.

YOUNGSTERS in Woodbridge are looking forward to having some of the best equipment available when a new play area opens.

The playpark is being created for children living in the Beresford Drive – thanks to a partnership of three councils.

The design aims to provide exciting, safe and stimulating facilities for children aged 12 and under.

It will include cradle and junior swings and two multi-units consisting of a climbing net, fireman's pole, and slide. The majority of the equipment will be made out of wood so that it blends in with the surrounding area.

Safety surfacing will be provided below the equipment and the site will fully comply with relevant British and European standards.

Other safety measures planned include road signs, warning motorists of the presence of the play area and a new pedestrian island crossing in Bredfield Road. This work will be carried out by Suffolk County Council over the next few months.

"This play area is being provided after extensive public consultation which revealed overwhelming support for the project and it will help to replace the old play area at Haugh Lane and offer some exciting, safe and stimulating play equipment that we hope will be very popular with local children", said Maggy Wilson, cabinet member for culture and leisure at Suffolk Coastal.

The project has been jointly funded by Suffolk Coastal, Woodbridge Town Council and Melton Parish Council and should be ready by early next month.


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