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£80k castle and dragon-themed play area gets green light in Wyberton





A castle and dragons-themed play area will bring a chivalrous feel to a village centre.

The £80,000 scheme looks set to be installed in Wyberton after being given the go-ahead by planners.

The castle-shaped climbing frames and slides, complete with zip line, will be situated on land off Parthian Avenue.

Play equipment firm Kompan have designed the play area
Play equipment firm Kompan have designed the play area

The play area – which will also include swings, a spinner bowl, three-way see-saw and dragon-shaped springed riders for smaller kids – offers anod to the village’s history, taking inspiration from Wybert’s Castle, which is believed to date from Norman times and whose remains are still evident in the area.

“Our aim is to create a unique, identifying element in the community space for the village, and sparking children’s imagination with inspiration for roleplay, social interaction and providing endless possibilities for adventure,” plans drawn up by play equipment firm Kompan, included in Wyberton Parish Council’s application, explain.

“The equipment chosen for the play area covers children of all ability from 2 to 12 years of age, ensuring there is something for every visitor, and that children can grow with the park, graduating from toddler equipment to the larger, more challenging, thrill seeker pieces such as the outpost tower with track ride, Kompan’s creative solution to make zip lining within the area possible.”

The play area will be situated on land off Parthian Avenue in Wyberton. Photo: Google
The play area will be situated on land off Parthian Avenue in Wyberton. Photo: Google

Wyberton Parish Council were awarded £24,999.00 towards the cost of establishing a child’s play area from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund’s GRASSroots fund, with the council covering the remainder of the balance.

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The council wanted a play area more central in the village with the current play area, situated at the Causeway near Wyberton Sports and Social Club becoming outdated and suffering from vandalism.

Coun Richard Austin said: “Wyberton Parish Council is delighted to have been able to place the contract for the Play Area at the entrance to the Parthian Avenue Estate.

How the play area will look
How the play area will look

“Kompan submitted the successful tender.

“The original estimate was £80k and it is expected that the project will be completed for that amount or less.

It wouldn't be as much fun without dragons
It wouldn't be as much fun without dragons
The play area will have a castle theme
The play area will have a castle theme

“This play area is much needed and will be of great benefit to the community.”

The Boston Borough Council officer’s report said: “It is considered that, subject to the appropriate conditions, the proposed development will not have any adverse impacts upon: the character and appearance of the surrounding area; the amenity of the neighbouring dwellings.”



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