Improvements to be made to four North Somerset parks

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 August 2019

Sk8 or Die volunteers completing the new skate ramp they have built at Merlin Park.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Sk8 or Die volunteers completing the new skate ramp they have built at Merlin Park. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Improvements to a number of parks will be carried out this summer.

Projects ranging from replacing children's play equipment to repairing paths have been identified by North Somerset Council at 12 of its parks.

Clevedon's Cherry Avenue will have new play equipment added.

In Nailsea, Millennium Park will have its zip wire replaced and play equipment will be added to Trendlewood Park.

Nightingale Rise in Portishead will benefit from a replacement multi-climb unit, while the skatepark at Merlin Park will be upgraded.

Cllr Caritas Charles, the council's executive member for parks and green spaces, said: "This funding is particularly welcome as ongoing budget cuts have meant little significant investment has been made in parks in the last few years.

"We are targeting where there is an immediate need.

"The money will be used to replace decommissioned play equipment which has been removed for safety purposes and to repair old or damaged infrastructure."

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