New Long Park play park due to open and Ham Play park is on the way

Sidmouth Town Council is delighted to update children and families that the renewed Long Park play park will be opening soon, with only the new flooring to be completed and to announce the planned start date of 26 September 2022 for the Ham play park.

Due to a shortage of key materials and elements for both parks, works had been delayed but with Long Park now all but complete, attention will now turn to the Ham.

The schemes had already been delayed due to shortages of contractors post lockdown and the material and resources shortages being experienced worldwide was yet another factor outside of the Council’s control.

Cllr Louise Cole, one of the project leads said “The challenges faced with the park renewals have been very frustrating for everyone and we know that Long Park is tantalisingly close and looking really good. As soon as the flooring is complete and set it will be ready for use – any day now. I share the excitement of children who can see that it is nearly ready for play! I am also pleased that the new Ham play park will soon be underway, it has been designed with children and parents input to use the space better, be more inclusive and to reflect our coastal identity and will be unique to Sidmouth.”

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