Funding agreed for Sticklepath play area

Posted on: 1 August 2016

A play area in Sticklepath is the latest in a series of parks to receive a funding boost for more equipment.

North Devon Council has agreed to release £4,000 of Section 106* funding for improvements at Grange Avenue, a small park in the Sticklepath area, which is owned and maintained by Tawstock Parish Council. The funding will be used to install a new set of cradle swings, rubber safety surfacing and play bark at the park.

Executive Member responsible for parks and leisure, Councillor Dick Jones, said: “Whilst the play area is well maintained by the parish council, the equipment on site is limited, so this new swing will reinvigorate the park and make it even better for local youngsters.”

Local ward member and Chairman of Tawstock Parish Council, Councillor Des Brailey, said: “I’m very pleased we have secured this funding for Grange Avenue and I’m sure the new swing will be well used and appreciated by local families in the area.”

*Section 106 (S106) is money paid to the council by developers as part of the planning conditions of planning applications. The money can only be used for certain things, but is used primarily for public open space projects.

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