Major cash boost for Yate play projects

March 29 2018
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FUNDING has been awarded to Yate Town Council for three outdoor play projects costing more than £200,000.

The council made a successful bid for the cash, which comes from allocations linked to house building schemes and forming part of the planning consent process.

Known as section 106 money, it is set aside for the funding of outdoor sport and play provision in areas surrounding new homes in Yate, such as development at Peg Hill and in the north of the town.

The successful projects are for the installation of informal play equipment at Abbotswood to the value of £89,535; extra equipment, signage and landscaping at Howard Lewis Play Area for £49,628 and £72,380 for the installation of outdoor exercise equipment at Kingsgate Park.  

The council said the Howard Lewis project would be the first to progress as public consultation has already taken place.

The Abbotswood and Kingsgate projects will proceed once consultation has been undertaken on the design and installation stages. 

 Before its most recent success in gaining section 106 money, the council also secured £25,370 to improve the play area at Brimsham Park.