Ham and Long Park play parks will stay open during summer holidays as new Autumn start date set for renewal
Sidmouth Town Council is updating children and young people and all residents on renewal plans for the Ham and Long Park play areas. Due to a shortage of key materials and elements for both parks, works will now unfortunately, not commence until later this year. The Council is disappointed to have to announce the delays but did not want to have both parks out of action during the summer due to works.
The schemes had already been delayed due to shortages of contractors post lockdown and the material and resources shortages being experienced worldwide is yet another factor outside of the Council’s control and is impacting all types of industries.
Cllr Louise Cole, one of the project leads said “We have to work with the challenges we face but are really pleased that we have two really great play park designs ready to go and the equipment on order. Along with everyone, we are eager for the much-needed improved play spaces to be delivered. Meanwhile it is important to keep children and families updated, and to reassure people that the new start time for the play park works whilst unavoidable, also mean that there will be no closures of the parks during the summer holidays.”
The revised timetable is for works to commence on Long Park in early September with the Ham being renewed in October. It is hoped that the designs which were based on feedback from schools and parents, will, once in place, create a buzz of excitement, they are definitely something to look forward to and will be play spaces to be proud of.