Twt Park gets a new lease of life

28 December 2014

The refurbishment of the Twt Play Area in Cowbridge has been completed.

The refurbishment has seen two new cradle seat swings, a timber and rope adventure play frame, two new timber climbing towers for children aged three years and over, and four new benches.twt-park

The Vale of Glamorgan Council provided £20,000 towards the project which was planned and delivered in partnership with the Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council, who own and maintain the park.

The Town Council carried out public consultation beforehand with users of the park, especially parents and children, who gave their views on the preferred option for the new equipment.

Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Innovation, Planning and Transportation, Cllr Lis Burnett said: “It is excellent news that we are able to secure funding of this kind so that the whole community can benefit when a new development is built in their area. This project has meant a much-used play area in the heart of Cowbridge will continue to be enjoyed by generations of children for years to come.”

The Council was able to offer financial support to the project after successfully negotiating a contribution for public open space improvements in Cowbridge from Taylor Wimpey, the developers of the Former Lower School site on Town Mill Road, through a Section 106 planning agreement.

The Council was also able to provide financial support to Cowbridge Rugby Club through the same funding opportunity, which was used to help provide new changing facilities earlier this year.