Avonwick Play Park

Avonwick Play Park is situated next to the Tennis Club on Black Hall Lane.

If you require any further information or would like to report any issues or concerns with the play park please contact the North Huish Parish Clerk (Tony Luscombe): [email protected] The clerk's full contact details can be found at www.northhuishparishcouncil.co.uk

The play park is now open and a formal launch was held on Sunday 20th July 2014 at 3pm with a picnic and tree planting. For further details about the play park please visit the parish council website.

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Parent Power Leads To New Play Park For Avonwick 31/07/14

A £30,983 play park has officially opened in Avonwick - just over a year after mums and dads in the village decided they wanted somewhere for their children to let off steam safely.

The parents formed a sub-committee of the parish council over a year ago and called themselves the Avonwick Play Area Sub-Committee.

With continual help and advice from South Hams and its Landscape officer Alex Whish they chose Sutcliffes as the best provider of equipment for the village.

Support followed from North Huish Parish Council whose Chairman David Hunt provided and delivered the soil required to build a play mound thus saving a significant amount of money.

The Clerk, Tony Luscombe, made sure all legal requirements were covered; and South Hams District Councillor and Parish Councillor Robert Steer helped secure money from his locality budget and the £30,983 from developers contributions to South Hams Council.

Further contributions from North Huish Parish Council's Community Fund enabled the purchase of a substantial bench for the park.

The park was finally supplied by Roy Allcock from Sutcliffes and installed by Chris Burley from Playquip in April 2014, almost a year to the day after the first sub-committee meeting.

The park was officially opened on Sunday July the 20th at 3pm when David Hunt cut the ribbon to declare that play could officially commence.

Parish youngsters from Avonwick, North Huish plus the surrounding areas are being encouraged to make full use of the park. On Sunday Luscombe Maye Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents and Auctioneers planted an oak tree in the park to mark their foundation in 1873, and in 2013 their 140th year in business. The firm wrote to every parish in the South Hams with the offer of an oak tree and the parish council felt it appropriate the oak was planted in the new park area during the opening ceremony.

Cllr Rob Steer said: "This fantastic project is a credit to all those that have made it happen. Local volunteers have worked tirelessly to create this great new community facility, and Council officers have supported when needed. â??This should provide enjoyment to local families for years to come."