Princess Avenue play area swings back into action with new equipment

Children from Ilfracombe Junior School at the new play area

Posted on: 18 October 2018

The play area at Princess Avenue in Ilfracombe is back in full swing following a £45,000 makeover.

North Devon Council has completed a project to revamp the popular play area by removing tired, old equipment and replacing it with new inclusive equipment and a safety surface, using Section 106* contributions from the Shields development.

Completion of the work was celebrated today (Thursday 18 October) with a small opening ceremony, where children from the local school were thanked for their help in designing the new park and marked the occasion by trying out all the new equipment!

Executive Member for Parks, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Dick Jones, says: “The play area looks fantastic now and I can see it’s going to be a big hit with local children. What’s really special about this project is that children from the local school helped to design the new play area, so we know it’s exactly what they want and it’s going to be really well used, as they have demonstrated today!”

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

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