New equipment on the way for Beesmoor play area
NEW equipment for playing fields in Frampton Cotterell is already being built as the team behind the revamp celebrates securing another £20,000 in funding.
The government grant secured by the Beesmoor playing fields project team leaves them only £30,000 short of their fundraising target.
An application has been made for another £20,000 from the Postcode Local Trust, which provides funds raised by the People’s Postcode Lottery, and the project team is hoping to hear shortly whether it has been successful.
Bristol-based company Touchwood will be supplying the new equipment, which is already being built, above.
Following a detailed survey of the site in February, the design has had to be slightly modified. However, all the pieces of equipment originally included in phases noe to three of the scheme will be featured.
There are four phases in total. Outer fencing will be wooden, and the playground’s basket swing will be relocated in the final phase.
The project team hopes work to install the equipment can get underway after the school Easter holidays.
Computer image of how the finished play area could look
The Beesmoor Playing Fields committee has decided not to repair a couple of the broken swings at the site, as the new equipment is arriving so soon.
It is now planning a grand opening of the play area as part of its annual village picnic and fun dog show. Winterbourne children’s author John Parsons will be the special guest at the event on Saturday June 15.
The grand opening will take place at 12pm, with the day’s activities running from 11.30am to 4pm.