Earlier in the summer a working party of 25 volunteers set to work 'uplifting' the Children's Play Area at Sylvania Drive. For four hours the group worked tirelessly to wash equipment, rub down, prepare and paint the railings around the playground. As a result, Sylvania Drive Childrens Park has a new lease of life, and is back to serving the community proudly.
The volunteer group was made up of children, parents and community leaders from the Ward. The backbone of the work was done by the Police Cadets who were great ambassadors for the cadet scheme. Nearby residents provided refreshments throughout the day and kept everyone well nourished! Exeter Parks Watch Champion, Sue Lawrence, thanked everyone for their endeavours and we look forward to the Park being used and appreciated by the families in the area.
Peter Holland , Councillor for Pennsylvania, said; 'I was pleased to have been able to assist the working party both by providing a modest amount of funding for the project and to roll my sleeves up on the day! Our Parks are critical to promoting healthy lifestyles for all of our children and it was great that so many volunteers were able to be part of the refurbishment’.