Illustration of the revamped play area

As part of its ongoing investment in play areas, contractors working on behalf of East Devon District Council (EDDC) have started improvement works at Butt’s Close play area in Honiton.

Contractors are already on site removing the old perimeter fence and installing new green fencing, before they begin the installation of the new equipment which includes a multi play unit, a ground level trampoline, swing pod and balancing equipment. The equipment was chosen after consultation with local school children and youth groups.

The work is part of a larger investment project which will see EDDC invest £283,000 in upgrading play equipment and sites across the district. 

Councillor Geoff Jung, EDDC’s Portfolio Holder for Coast, Country and Environment, said:

“It’s great to see contractors on site and I am sure the new equipment will prove popular with children and their families. I am proud EDDC is investing in our communities, and I look forward to seeing the facilities being well used in the years to come.”

The work at Butt’s Close is expected to take two to three weeks to complete, after which EDDC will also be upgrading Greenway play area in Budleigh Salterton and the Crescent play area in Exmouth.