Opening of Play Area 21st October 2014

Milverton Parish Council

Press Notice


Milverton Play Area Officially Opened!!


The Mayor of Taunton Deane, Cllr Dave Durdan formally opened Milverton's refurbished Play Area at the Recreation Ground in Butts Way. This was the final act of a huge collaborative fund raising effort between the Parish Council and the Recreation Ground Committee which raised over £50,000 including a £29000 grant from Viridor Credits.

The opening took place in brilliant sunshine and was attended by over 30 people parishioners and representatives of funding bodies. The guest list also included six pupils from Milverton School who were only too eager to join the Mayor in road testing the equipment! (See photo - there are links to more images and a video at the bottom of the page.)


Project leader and Vice Chairman of the Parish Council, Mrs Jenny Hoyle said “We are hugely grateful to our funders, particularly Viridor Credits, without whom we would not have been able to create this fantastic facility for children of all ages.”

Chairman of the Recreation Ground Committee, Mike Sheppard said “We are delighted that our partnership with the Parish Council has delivered a wonderful, 21st century playground that will really enthuse and engage village children.”


Notes for Editors

  1. The Milverton Recreation Ground Play Area was last upgraded in 1990 and discussions on how to modernise it started in 2012. The catalyst was a sum of £10500 Section 106 payment attached to a local development that was earmarked for Improving Facilities for Children. This together with financial pledges from the Parish Council and the Recreation Ground committee provided the basis of successful bids to Viridor Credits and Taunton Deane Borough Council.

  2. The full list of equipment is

  • Flexi swing with basket seat

  • Crow's Nest

  • Flying Saucer

  • Cockerel Rock n Roll

  • Sidewinder and

  • Maxx Zone

  1. The full list of contributors is as follows:

Viridor Credits £29181

S 106 funds £10500

Taunton Deane Borough Council £5000

Milverton Parish Council £3000

Milverton Recreation Ground Committee £2918

Total £51499

The total cost of the equipment and installation is £47000. The remainder of the grant money will be used to install benches and erect safety fencing.

  1. For further information please contact the Parish Clerk Gwilym Wren on 01823 400657 gwilwren@aol.com



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