Posted: Wed 30th Mar 2016

New Play Area For Hatch Quarry

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 30th, 2016

The completion of a new children’s play area, has been celebrated by local children and those involved on the project. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sitting on the corner of Cowbridge Street and Bridge Street, the impressive new play facilities form part of a wider open space that children can safely enjoy. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new play facilities represent a significant investment in the open space and include a variety of play equipment for 4 – 12 year old children, new seating and a metal bow top fence. Trees surrounding the park, known locally as Hatch Quarry, have also been cut back to allow more light into the area and make it a more attractive area for people to use. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The work is part of Welsh Government’s Vibrant and Viable Places programme of investment and is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and the Vale of Glamorgan Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It was project managed by the Vale of Glamorgan’s Countryside Team’s landscape architects in partnership with the Council’s Parks Management Team and contractor, HAGS SMP. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Leader of the Council and local Ward Member, Cllr Neil Moore, was delighted to see the work completed: “It is great to see that Hatch Quarry has been transformed into a space that the whole community can use. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The park itself is safe, secure and gives children in the area a wonderful place to play and have fun. However, I would remind members of the public that as this is a children’s play area, the whole park is designated as a dog free zone.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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