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Seaton Children’s Play Area.

10 February 2020 Cornwall Council are actively working on the improvements to Seaton Children Play Area with the aim of completion by the end of March 2020. Completion of the renovations of the existing equipment and modification to the Multi Use Games Area, the MUGA, are near completion and the dismantling of the old timber Multi Play Unit begins on 11 February. Parts are no longer available for the see-saw at the northern-most end of the playground, but the component removed could not be repaired. This area will be left for the later phase of improvements.

31st October 2019:Following the completion of the May consultation (see below for details) respondents gave their priorities on what they wanted in the Play Area. The large multi-play unit made with rounded timber has reached the end of life and needs to be replaced alongside new surfacing. Cornwall Council consultation is now in its second phase and are inviting respondents to cast their vote on preferred design options on their website www.cornwall.gov.uk/playareas. The consultation re-opens on 31st October, for a couple of weeks, so anyone interested in responding should do so sooner rather than later. Please note there is only one vote per device, so for any families wishing to submit a response, they will need to vote on different devices (PCs, tablets, smartphones, etc!).The public consultation link is accessible until 18th November. at: www.cornwall.gov.uk/playareas

May 2019: DaSRA contacted Cornwall Council regarding the deteriorating state of the much valued Children's Play Area in Seaton. This matter had been raised with DaSRA by parents from St Nicolas PTA and, together with 2 parents as active users of the Play Area, we met in Seaton with the person nominated by CC to maintain the site. He reported on our discussion to CC and within a short time, DaSRA received confirmation from CC that they have earmarked up to £50,000 towards essential maintenance, repairs and replacement as a phased capital project. Once essential work has been carried out, and subject to budget, there is the potential for further replacement equipment selected by the public using an on-line questionnaire system. CC is commencing public consultation to make people aware of the proposal and to obtain views and aspiration for developing the next stages. Parents, and of course grandparents,and others who value having such a facility available to residents and to visitors are being encouraged to respond to the survey. The link to the on-line survey is www.cornwall.gov.uk/playareas and deadline for the close of the survey is Sunday 21 July 2019.

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