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The Parish Council are having a new zip wire, basket swing and teenage shelter installed at the skate park in Fairfield.

Following submissions by five play equipment installers, Play and Leisure Ltd were chosen on the basis of price and excellent references from Birmingham City Council.

The total cost for the new equipment is in the region of £18,000 but the Parish Council successfully applied for part funding from Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund and will receive £8,000 towards the total cost.

The installation of the new play equipment is planned for the beginning of October 2015 and the site will be closed for approximately 1 week.

It is hoped that the siting of the zip wire and basket swing will encourage younger children to use the site as well as teenagers.