New play equipment will breathe new life into Ilfracombe park

Posted on: 30 August 2018

Princess Avenue play area in Ilfracombe is having a makeover.

The park will be closed from today (Thursday 30 August) to remove the old play equipment and replace it with new, inclusive equipment and a new safety surface. Over £45,000 from Section 106 (S106) contributions* from the Shields development in Ilfracombe will help fund the project.

North Devon Council has appointed local company TK Play to carry out the work, which should be complete by the end of September.

Executive member for Parks, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Dick Jones, says: “We know this play area is very popular with local children, particularly those attending the neighbouring school, so I’m really pleased we’re able to use S106 money to improve the equipment. I’m sure park users will be pleased with the results when the play area reopens later next month.”

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*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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