Fremington play park opens tomorrow at fun day

A �115,000 new play park for children of all ages will be officially opened in Fremington tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon. The opening will take place during a fun day at the new Beechfield Play Park in Beechfield Road from 2-6pm. It is the culmination of h

A �115,000 new play park for children of all ages will be officially opened in Fremington tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.The opening will take place during a fun day at the new Beechfield Play Park in Beechfield Road from 2-6pm.It is the culmination of hard work by Fremington Parish Council and the Fremington and District Community Group, to raise awareness and funding for the much needed facilities.The park features an exciting array of play equipment for children of every age and ability, much of it chosen by the children themselves.There will be a full programme of events following the official opening, including rides, children's games, bouncy castle, a barbecue, cream teas, a bar and refreshments.The official opening will be carried out by local youngsters following a competition asking them to describe what the new play area would mean for them.Music will be provided by a samba band and performances from youth bands from St Peters Church plus Drumtopia from Fremington and District Community Group.The dream all began when a few parents approached the Parish Council about improving play facilities. At the council's suggestion they formed the Community Group, which galvanised a community into action.A fund raising drive followed, with events from sponsored bike rides to a music concert at Fremington Manor, staged to help swell the appeal coffers by �8,000.Fremington county councillor Rodney Cann was able to secure �60,000 in funding from the Exeter Airport sale cash, the parish council put in �2,000, while a further �35,000 was successfully secured from the Big Lottery Fund by North Devon Council, which also added another �9,000.


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