Children in Bradley Stoke are to benefit from a £454,400 grant awarded to South Gloucestershire Council by the Big Lottery Fund. The money is for the construction of a series of so-called “Beacon Playgrounds” in accordance with the council’s Play Policy (available on the Play Website).
Play Development Officer Michael Follett told The Journal: “These projects aim to provide a different approach to creating places to play for children. This is based on the idea of designing a whole landscape, which is fun to play in, combining natural and man made features. The result should be attractive, useable by people of all ages and unique to the site.”
Michael points to the Free Play Network Website as an example of the approaches that are likely to be followed in the developments of the parks.
Jubilee Green, Savages Wood Road is the site earmarked for the Bradley Stoke park. The design process will begin in April with the park due for completion by March 2009.
It is not yet known how much of the green will be given over to the new playground and whether this will have any significant impact on the community activities that take place there throughout the year.
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