New 'lifeboat' playground in The Lizard to get underway

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LANDEWEDNACK Parish Council’s bid to replace the children’s playground in The Lizard Recreation Ground has been approved by the council and creation is underway.

The project, which will cost in excess of £25,000, will see a new layout with a lifeboat theme.

The equipment will include play structures, such as a lifeboat launch ramp, climbing frames and much more to keep the children happy.

Councillor Barry Browning, chairman of Landewednack Parish Council, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to approve the plans for the playground.

“Currently the playground is in desperate need of work and the council felt it would be better and more cost effective to start afresh with brand new equipment. We hope that the new |facilities will help |youngsters in their development in a fun and safe environment.”

The works will be carried out by the local |organisation Outdoor Play People, which makes the equipment at St Columb Major using stainless steel components made near Falmouth and wood from a Cornish timber supplier.

Mr Browning added: “I would like to thank the members of the council who have taken a great deal of time to work with |various suppliers in order to gain a quote that we felt offered value for money, yet would give us a playground to be truly proud of.

“I would also like to thank the Open Space team at Cornwall Council and our local ward member, Councillor Carolyn Rule, for their assistance in securing the necessary funding for this ambitious project.”

Work on the project is expected to be completed later this month and there will hopefully be an |opening event soon |afterwards.

The parish council has apologised that due to certain issues with safety concerns and insurance of the previous equipment, part of the park will be closed.

The council hopes that members of the community will “bear with them”, as when the project is |completed, “it will be worth the wait.”

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4:03pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

I am well confused, are there two Lizard recreation grounds? This sounds like a very good and worthwhile project, but when I and some other adults took a group of young children to the Lizard playground last week, we all thought what a great selection of equipment it had and I think the adults enjoyed the 'monkey bars' even more than the children. (No we did not break anything) we found all the equipment in good order and the children amused themselves far longer than they do in Mullion park.
I am well confused, are there two Lizard recreation grounds? This sounds like a very good and worthwhile project, but when I and some other adults took a group of young children to the Lizard playground last week, we all thought what a great selection of equipment it had and I think the adults enjoyed the 'monkey bars' even more than the children. (No we did not break anything) we found all the equipment in good order and the children amused themselves far longer than they do in Mullion park. Gill Z Martin
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7:27am Sun 17 Aug 14

Helston John says...

What you think is good play equipment then and what Cornwall council want to waste money on are obviously two different things. I see it's your local Cllr that got the money for it, does she actually do anything sensible with her time. Judging by your letter in the packet she doesn't do anything about people putting unprotected rubbish out that the gulls get. But then of course that wouldn't make her nice and popular like a play park down the lizard would.
What you think is good play equipment then and what Cornwall council want to waste money on are obviously two different things. I see it's your local Cllr that got the money for it, does she actually do anything sensible with her time. Judging by your letter in the packet she doesn't do anything about people putting unprotected rubbish out that the gulls get. But then of course that wouldn't make her nice and popular like a play park down the lizard would. Helston John
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