More play equipment for Pilton Park

Cllr Brian Greenslade, Cllr Mair Manuel and Cllr Brian Moores with children at Pilton Park.

Posted on: 2 June 2016

Further improvements have been made to a children’s play area at Pilton Park, Barnstaple.

North Devon Council has installed a new spinning tower, painted the swings and put in some new safety surfacing at the park, using £10,000 of Section 106 funding*.

Over the last few years, the play area has also benefited from a new fence, paths, re-surfacing and a multi-play climbing unit.

Executive Member responsible for parks, leisure and culture, Councillor Brian Moores, said: “It’s good to see the local community benefit from money paid by developers of major planning applications, in projects such as this one. Pilton has a large catchment of children and with summer on its way, I’m sure they will be making good use of their park.”

Local ward member for Pilton, Councillor Mair Manuel, said: “In the last few years a lot of developer contribution money has provided us with the opportunity to improve both Pilton Park and the facilities within it. Anyone walking past the park now will see the improvements, take delight in the number of local people, including children, who spend valuable time there.”

Local ward member for Pilton, Councillor Brian Greenslade, said: “As ward member I believe the scale of development Pilton has suffered is unwelcome, however we have made sure the developer contributions have been put to good use. Pilton Park is a popular venue for young people, parents and grand parents and has benefited from the contributions, as indeed has the nearby Rotary Gardens. We hope our youngsters will get great enjoyment from this new equipment.”

Keep up to date with news and events at North Devon Council parks and leisure facilities on the council’s ‘Parks, Leisure and Sport in North Devon’ Facebook page.

*Section 106 is money paid to the council by developers as part of the conditions of large planning applications. The money can only be used for certain things, such as education, local community and public open space projects.

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