It's All Fun and Games in Lechlade

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It's All Fun and Games in Lechlade

Children in Lechlade are enjoying a stimulating new play area, thanks to the efforts of a hard-working local Play Committee backed by funds secured by Cotswold District Council, Lechlade Town Council and Gloucestershire County Council.

An exciting new play space, for all ages from toddlers to teens, has been opened in Lechlade. The facility, which has been designed to encourage young imaginations to flourish, represents the culmination of two years of hard work by the Town Council Play Committee. Situated next to the village hall, the play area blends natural features and traditional equipment with 'hi-tech' features such as a zipwire and a 'space net'. It includes equipment which can be used by children of all abilities, as well as appealing to both adventure seekers and those who wish to play more quietly.

The play area was opened officially on Saturday 13th February by Sharon Wilson, a former Town Councillor, amid noisy scenes of celebration. The two Ward Councillors for Lechlade, Councillor Sandra Carter and Councillor Alex Palmer, said they were delighted to support the planning application and thanked everyone involved in making it a reality.

Ginette James, Lechlade Town Clerk, said: "It's been wonderful to see so many young people and families having such tremendous fun during the half-term break. Every time you pass the area you hear young people's laughter and see smiles of pure joy on their faces."

Councillor Carole Topple, the Cotswold District Council Portfolio Holder for Community Engagement issues, added: "These schemes are a classic example of how engaging with local people, and working in partnership with them, really does produce excellent outcomes."

Half of the funding for the 85,000 scheme was provided by the Playbuilder scheme, secured by Cotswold District Council and Gloucestershire County Council; Lechlade Town Council supplemented this funding via the District Council's Community Projects Fund and sponsorship from local businesses and residents.

Posted : 23/02/2010 16:58:22

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