Work begins on play area funded by housing development

By Ros Anstey in Community News

Cameley Parish Council is moving forward with its plans for a new play area for Temple Cloud and had a recent site visit ahead of the start of renovations.

Parish Council Chair, Tony Hooper, said: “Last night, members of Cameley Parish Council were out on the playing fields preparing for the new playground with HAGS, our contractor.

“We seemed to get an excellent response from local lads who had a look, and also admiring glances from Tasha Dix of Temple Cloud Fun Day and family who came over for a look as well.”

HAGS-SMP, a company with 50 years experience in designing and manufacturing outdoor recreation equipment, was chosen by the parish council to take on the project which is funded by Section 106 monies.

Parish council Vice-chair Maria Musins explained more: “This project has been made possible using Section 106 monies, paid to B&NES council by the developers of the recent housing constructed in Goldney Way.

“The present play area was deemed to not be inclusive of all ages and with the village further expanding...the parish council consulted with villagers late last year and a wish list was drawn up.”

“This site visit was to ensure that the installation of the new equipment, which will take about 3 weeks and is due to start on 17th July, is conducted as smoothly as possible.

Mr Hooper added: “I am delighted our plans for the new, extended playground are poised to go ahead. This is a major investment in our growing community and has been excitedly received by all who have seen the details.

“This is just the beginning of the parish council’s plans to improve the facilities for ALL the community.

“We will be having another Saturday coffee morning in September to announce the next stage of the transformation. Full information will be out on our website, and on the noticeboards.”

Cameley Parish Council also wished to remind villagers feedback is always welcomed via email (, via Facebook or by attending the monthly meetings held at St Barnabus Church, Temple Cloud, on the second Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm.

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