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Playtime at Meadows

Posted on August 31 2018 at 1:04:19

ZIP WIRE

The Meadows in Alvechurch has been full of kids, old and young, since the installation of new play and exercise equipment over the summer.

A double, 30-metre zip wire is the centrepiece, with further risky play equipment and an outdoor gym, aimed at older villagers, proving popular.

The £73,000 bill for the equipment and installation was paid by a “106” contribution from the developers of Rectory Gardens, off Birmingham Road, as requested by the villager who sold the land.

After a shortlist of possible equipment was drawn up by Alvechurch Parish Council, the final choice was made through a survey of local residents which resulted in 478 responses.

A parish council spokeswoman said: “The project as a whole was an excellent example of collaboration between the community and different levels of Government.

“It demonstrates how the financial implications of new housing can directly benefit a community and, most importantly, shows the value of volunteer parish councillors in representing local people.”

Above: Alvechurch parish councillors, supporters and village youngsters with the zip wire

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