EXCITEMENT was in the air as the children of Kymin View Primary School opened Tudor Road Play Area on Friday 16th December.

Year 6 had the honour as the others watched in anticipation.

Wyesham Community Group conducted a survey with the children in the area to find out what was top on their list for improvement in their area. The lack of safe play areas was the top concern. The group have set about raising money firstly to re-instate Woodland View Play area. When that was complete time and effort went into raising £75,000 to give the young people of Tudor Road somewhere to play.

County Councillor Liz Hacket Pain, Chairman of Wyesham Community Group said: “I would very much like to thank everyone who has been involved with the project. It has been a great success. It is a relief to parents to know that their children have a safe area in which to play with friends and can benefit from exercise and fresh air.

“The children have been a key factor in this project. From the beginning they have let us know their views. It has been a pleasure to work with them.”

Through workshops at the school the children have designed the play area. They also contributed suggestions such as ensuring the area was fenced and there was a path to keep the site clean.

Tudor Road play area is notoriously wet and can be extremely soggy in the winter months. The construction of the play area has been designed on an elevated area so the wet ground does not cause problems in the wetter months.

Wyesham Community Group will be considering their next project in the early New Year.