THE first turf has been cut as work begins on a new all weather play park in Fremington for children of all ages. Thousands of youngsters will benefit from the £115,000 project, which has exceeded the wildest dreams of the small group of local parents who

THE first turf has been cut as work begins on a new all weather play park in Fremington for children of all ages.Thousands of youngsters will benefit from the £115,000 project, which has exceeded the wildest dreams of the small group of local parents who began it.The new inclusive park beside the Beechfield Centre is expected to be completed within three weeks if weather permits and it will provide an exciting array of play equipment for children of every age and ability.It all began when a few parents approached Fremington Parish Council about improving play facilities. At the council's suggestion they formed the Fremington Community development Group, which soon galvanised a community into action.A fund-raising drive began, 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.