City invests £50,000 of developers' cash in play equipment

October 11, 2010 2:46 PM
Clare Blair

Clare Blair

Cambridge City Council is to invest £50,000 worth of developers' cash in play equipment for youngsters.

The money was claimed by the council from companies building new homes around the city.

New high spec equipment costing £30,000 to create a natural and design led play space will be provided on a small area of green space at the VIE site in Cambridge's St Andrew's Road where new riverside apartments, houses and town houses have been built.

And at Lammas Land Recreation Ground in Newnham, £20,000 will be spent on an activity trail for toddlers, a five bay swing set and equipment for older children.

Cambridge City Executive Councillor for Arts and Recreation, Rod Cantrill said: "We are delighted to be able to provide this new play equipment from money collected from developer contributions.

"It means youngsters living in homes on the VIE site will have their own play area and we can make the playground at Lammas Land better."

East Chesterton City Councillor Clare Blair said: "We have worked extremely hard with the new residents to make the VIE site an attractive area where people want to live and this playground will be a welcome addition."

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