New Children's Water Play Area
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SPACE TO PLAY EVERYONE NEEDS IT
New water play area nearly finished
New Paddling Pool and Sand Pit Construction
The paddling pool re-opens in 2010
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Pupils of Cavendish School Mum's & Dad's, Cllr John Chatt, Cllr Paul Lynch, Members of the Fodm
The Friends of Duke’s Meadow (FODM) started the project five years ago when local people prioritized recreating the old paddling pool, closed ten years ago, in a survey carried out by the Friends. Paul Allen from FODM, said, “The general trend has been for paddling pools to close, so it’s great we can move in the opposite direction and create something the community really wants. We hope that once the play area is up and running, it will act as a model that other areas can look to and recreate, so hopefully, more people can enjoy a low cost, family friendly day out.”
The money to pay for the new park came from the Friends own funds with contributions from Living Spaces, the London Marathon Trust, Brett Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and Hounslow Council. Paul said, “We are very grateful to all our funders whose vision has made this project possible and to Councillors John Chatt and Paul Lynch who have been great supporters of the project”.
Cllr Paul Lynch and Cllr John Chatt
great supporters of the project
Construction of the new water play area on Dukes Meadows made an exciting advance this week when a large pouring machine turned up on site to start pouring the concrete for the pool tank.
Over the last few weeks the mounds that will surround the pool were created and construction of the kiosk began. At the end of April 140 volunteers from Timberland helped to plant the 2000 shrubs donated by Stanhope PLC and to tidy Promenade Approach and paint the entrance gates, ready for the pool opening at the end of July. CiP have planted 35 trees also donated by Stanhope.
Children's water play area update May 2006
Friends Trustee Paul Allen said “The construction of the pool is the culmination of 5 years work by local people. We are all very proud of what our community has achieved and very grateful to all the people who have helped us. It will be a great resource for local families.”
The expected drought restrictions should not affect the pool, as they will not apply to public pools.