Commuted Sums contribute to improvements at Ebor Avenue Play Area, Hornsea

Tue, 15 Mar 2022

Hornsea Town Council have completed the works at Ebor Avenue Play Area, Hornsea, using the £5,000 funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council as part of Commuted Sums from local housing developments.

In addition to the Commuted Sums funding, Hornsea Town Council received £10,000 from the Withernwick Community Wind Farm Fund and raised £34,000 of their own funds towards the £49,000 project.

The play area at Ebor Avenue had been in place for around 30 years and required refurbishing and improving. A lot of the equipment was damaged and there was no provision for children with disabilities. The play equipment was not fenced, which meant dogs could get close to the equipment and potentially scare smaller children.

The works to the play area have included fencing with two self-closing gates, removal of the damaged equipment and repair works to the wet pour surfacing. In addition to this, new equipment has been installed, including: an inclusive springer, a triple-tower multi-play unit, a slide, a bubble stand-in seesaw, a frog sit-in springer and two benches.

Mayor of Hornsea, Councillor Tim Bunch, said: "Hopefully this project emphasises this council's continued commitment to improving the outdoor environment for all our younger residents.

"We now have three excellent play spaces and a fantastic skate park for children to explore, develop and have fun in the fresh air.

"Hornsea Town Council would like to thank the Withernwick Community Wind Farm Fund and East Riding of Yorkshire Council for the invaluable funding support on this scheme."

Councillor Claire Holmes, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure, and housing at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, added: "I am delighted that Commuted Sums from local housing developments as a condition of their planning approval have contributed to these much needed improvements in Hornsea. Well done to everybody involved in bringing this project to fruition, and I know it will prove popular."


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