Egg hunt to celebrate £60k Bentfield play area makeover

Bentfield Green play area was re-opened last Thursday (April 2) after a £63,000 makeover.

Bentfield Green play area was re-opened last Thursday (April 2) after a £63,000 makeover. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Bentfield School were able to enjoy an early egg hunt to celebrate the opening of their new play area.

On Thursday, parish chairman Maureen Caton officially opened the £63,000 adventure playground, which was funded by a number of organisations, including Essex County Council and Uttlesford Community Project Grant Scheme.

Pupils and parents at Bentfield School were consulted on the design of the play equipment and the provision of elements within the play area that could be accessed by wheelchair users was an important part of the design brief.

An ECC spokesperson said: “The Community Initiatives Fund is an excellent example of how Essex County Council is supporting communities to help themselves and by increasing the opportunities for local residents, community groups and volunteers individually to shape their local facilities and undertake new ventures, we will see them make Essex an even better place to live and work than it is today.”

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