Youngsters put new playground to the test

Date: Wednesday 03 December 2014

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Children from Repton Manor Primary School were given the role of ‘official playground testers’ for the day as they officially opened a brand new play area at our Repton Park development in Ashford, Kent.

The pupils were invited to try out the newly installed climbing frame, slide, and swings which are now in place and open to the public off Laurens Van Der Post Way.

The new Neighbourhood Equipped Area for Play (NEAP) is part of the 31-acre Linear Park at Repton Park, which also features a ‘Multi Goal’ sports area for football and basketball, seating and picnic areas, as well as green open space for informal recreation.

This is the last of three large areas of play designed and constructed for the residents at Repton Park to be opened. The first is located off Sir John Fogge Avenue in the northern area of the 120-acre development, while the second is also located off Laurens Van Der Post Way.

These areas of play are in the process of being handed over by Taylor Wimpey and our development partners at Repton Park, Persimmon Homes, to be managed and maintained by Ashford Borough Council.

Matt Rawling, Headteacher at Repton Manor Primary School, said the youngsters were delighted to be given the chance to put the new play area to the test.

He said: “The children had a fantastic time exploring the new playground at Repton Park and really revelled in their roles as official playground testers!

“I’d like to thank both Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon for giving us the opportunity to officially open this play area and I’m sure local youngsters will make the most of these great new facilities for many years to come.”

Jason Stokes, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “There is no-one better suited to the very important job of opening a brand new playground than the children who will be making use of the facilities, and we were delighted to welcome the pupils of Repton Manor Primary School as our guests of honour for the official launch of the new play area.

“On behalf of both Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes, I would also like to thank the design and construction teams whose hard work and dedication have enabled us to provide these fantastic facilities.”