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New recreation area for Carnon Downs

As part of the new Taylor Wimpey Pengelly Meadows development on Bissoe Road a new recreation area has been created to the left of the entranceway to the development and the legal work to transfer the land ownership to the Parish Council has today been completed.

There will also be funding from the development under the Section 106 agreement to make improvements to the play equipment in the existing children’s park at Park an Gwarry just up the road, as well as equipment for the new recreation area, this work has now been completed.

The Parish Council feels that these should be two distinct areas, the existing play park for younger children and the new area at Pengelly Meadows should cater for older children and adults as well as being a green open space for the whole community to enjoy, the two areas are close together and the Parish Council are currently working on the installation of a pavement on Bissoe Road to link the two areas.

From consultation carried out in the last 18 months the children and young people were keen to see a sports equipment, such as an outdoor gym, table tennis and football goals in the new recreation area. A skateboarding area was also very popular however after taking onboard comments from residents and investigating the costs of such an area the Parish Council have decided that this will not be practical to install.

The Parish Council are currently seeking prices for goal posts, landscaping works to level the ground, outdoor gym equipment, a table tennis table and picnic bench area. A hardstanding pathway around the outside of the field has also been suggested and prices are also being sought for this landscaping work.

The Parish Council will be in contact with local residents in the new year with regards to the layout of the new area.

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