Carver Barracks playground officially opened

DILIAPATED children’s facilities on an army barracks have been replaced by state-of-the-art equipment in an effort to bring families together.

Carver Barracks Station Commander Lt Col Chris Barrett, with help from Saffron Walden torchbearer Clare Thompson, officially opened the Rowney Community Park Project today (Aug 24).

The project has taken just over 10 months to complete thanks to the fundraising efforts of the committee and generous donations from many grant-giving organisations, businesses and local authorities.

In total �180,000 was raised to build a new play area, and there was enough left over to renovate a second, smaller children’s facility.

Lt Col Barrett was delighted with the success of the project.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support for the playground fund both locally and nationally,” he said.

“I think our success was due to people’s horror at the old dilapidated facilities as well as wanting to support the families of our Bomb Disposal teams. The new playground will dramatically improve the quality of life for families here and we are really excited to see the children enjoying it.”

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