New play park opened in Wendens Ambo

Villagers and dignitaries gathered for the official unveiling of the new play park in Wendens Ambo o

Villagers and dignitaries gathered for the official unveiling of the new play park in Wendens Ambo on Saturday. - Credit: Archant

A NEW play park in Wendens Ambo has been officially unveiled.

Wendens Ambo play park

Wendens Ambo play park - Credit: Archant

Three years of fund-raising has come to fruition for the village after the new equipment, supplied by Hertfordshire-based Monster Play Systems Ltd, on the Wick was opened by Cllr Jan Menell on Saturday.

Children enjoyed free ice creams, a bouncy castle and goody bags (all supplied by Monster Play) while the adults enjoyed a glass of fizz.

The project, costing £65,000, was spearheaded by Wendens Ambo Parish Council and Wendens Ambo Play Park committee.

The community had been actively involved in selecting the new play park while fund-raising event included a murder mystery evening, a coast-to-coast cycle ride and a winter quiz-walk.

Funders included Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund and Big Society Fund, Uttlesford District Council’s Jubilee Grant Scheme and Community Project Scheme, Stansted Airport Community Trust, Tom Amos Charity, The Veolia Environmental Trust and Viridor Credits Environmental Company.