Works on Collett Park’s new playground are due to commence in the New Year on Monday 9th January. The extensive renovation is being carried out by Sutcliffe Play South West and is scheduled to open by the end of March.

The new £200,000 redevelopment of Collett Park’s playground, has been made possible by support from charitable donations and will see the area redesigned to enhance and reflect the natural beauty of the park and cater to people of all abilities. The playground will feature areas for quiet play, toddlers and juniors, with a range of innovative and stimulating equipment for children of all ages and abilities, including, trampoline, rope bridge, sensory games panel, activity tables and planning permission has recently been granted for a 6-metre climbing frame.

During the period of works, both play areas will be closed and there will be increased vehicle activity on Park Road, with work vehicles accessing the site via the gates at the top of the road. Collett Park will remain open as usual and all the pathways will remain clear. Please be careful and remain safely clear of the site, especially while works are being carried out.

Throughout the works, please make use of West Shepton Playing Fields and the playground on Queens Road for anyone wanting to use play equipment.

All local schools, businesses, community groups and residents have been notified of any potential disruptions. There will be a site manager on site during the week who will be able to address any immediate concerns and a telephone number for out of hours emergencies during the weekend.