Work begins on new play area for Hayes Square

Work on a new play area in Cranbrook’s Hayes Square will start on 5 April.

The new play area was chosen by more than 380 children, parents and carers from Cornerstone Baby and Toddler Group and St Martin’s Primary School.  

As the second play area for children in the new town, it is expected to be open for play by the beginning of May. 

Councillor Iain Chubb, East Devon District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said:
“We’re delighted that work on the new play area is starting.  Cranbrook young people will soon be able to enjoy the wide variety of play equipment being installed at Hayes Square.

“By choosing the design of the play area, the young people will be keen to use it and parents and carers will be pleased to see children enjoying themselves.”

Councillor Kim Bloxham, Chair of Cranbrook Town Council’s Amenities Committee, added: 
“People are really enthusiastic about the play area and will be thrilled to see work starting so soon.

“It will encourage children to be active, play outside and provide a healthy play option for Cranbrook children, especially toddlers.”

Nick Duckworth of Hallam Land, speaking on behalf of Consortium partners Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey Homes, commented:
“We take great pride in funding the delivery of amenity facilities at Cranbrook and especially schemes such as this which are for the younger folk of the town. Moreover, we look forward to continuing to work closely with EDDC to provide further such facilities over the coming months.”

East Devon District Council consult the community when spending any Section 106 funding for sport and play throughout the district.

Added 4 April 2016