Playtime has become a lot more fun for children in one Helston housing estate thanks to the opening of new play equipment.

Saturday saw the long awaited launch of £38,000 worth of equipment in Carey Parc.

It was commissioned by Helston Town Council, led by its play and young people committee of which Mike Thomas, current deputy mayor, is chairman.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted that the Carey Parc play area has been completed this month. The young people who I have spoken with have already commented on how good it looks.

“I wish to extend my thanks to our generous donors and to our town council staff and volunteers who have spent so many hours involved in the planning of this renewed amenity.”

As well as the new equipment and safety surfacing, the existing paved area was washed down and re-pointed in time for Saturday’s event. The council will also be installing two picnic tables, a waste bin and noticeboard.

The SITA Cornwall Trust gave £17,000 towards the project and £11,000 came from Cornwall Council section 106 money. Money was also donated by Cory Environmental Trust, Helston Lions Club, Helston Town Council and through Cornwall councillor community chest grants.

Helston’s mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby said: “It is always good to see new play equipment being installed for the children of our town, and in the wake of similar success last year at Bulwark Road this represents a huge achievement for our play and young people committee.

“I heartily thank our funders and congratulate everyone involved.”

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