The new Woodlander Duo, which incorporates multiple towers for play with slides and platforms and targets the under 8s age group, was installed in January by Timberline Limited. The new equipment now stands next to and compliments the under 5s timber-framed play equipment installed last May. This equipment was also funded by section 106 money and saw the collaboration between Watchet Town Council, West Somerset Council and the Little Vikings Children Centre.
Cllr de Renzy-Martin, Chair of Watchet Town Council said “The new play unit further enhances the play equipment provision for up to the under 8s age group and makes the children’s play area on the Memorial Ground a very exciting place for children to enjoy with their families.”
Cllr de Renzy-Martin gave assurances that there is still further work to be done with the Tourism & Leisure Committee looking at ways to utilise its budget to upgrade the slide and install much needed new seating and picnic benches.
Cllr Dave Westcott, a member of the Town Council and Lead Member for Community on the district authority, added: “West Somerset Council is delighted to have again assisted Watchet Town Council with this project which will give younger children a greater variety of outdoor play options. This project sees a proactive approach and good partnership working from the two authorities and has yet again benefited the Watchet community.”
Pictured from left to right: Cllr Dave Westcott, town council clerk Sarah Reed and Cllr Sally de Renzy-Martin.