10th October 2022

Town Council agree to spend nearly £400,000 improving play areas

Bradford on Avon Town Council has agreed to a massive play areas refurbishment programme leading into the next decade. 

At the latest Environment & Green Spaces Committee meeting, Town Councillors unanimously approved nearly £400,000 of works to improve the town’s play areas – past 2036. 

The first round of works – worth £175,000 – is set to begin in 2023 and be completed in 2025. 

This first set of improvement works will focus on the play areas in Poulton Field, St Aldhelm, Bearfield, Spencers Orchard and Sladesbrook. 

A spokesperson for Bradford on Avon Town Council said: “On April 1, 2022, the Town Council took over management of most play areas in the town. 

“Previously, Wiltshire Council managed the play areas. Following the asset transfer, the Town Council formed a Working Party to agree on priorities moving forward. 

“The Town Council understand the recent concerns over the play areas, but it is hoped this announcement can assure residents that the Town Council is taking action.” 

A contractor regularly inspects the play areas and alerts the Town Council to maintenance issues and priorities. Town Wardens then undertake those necessary repairs.