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Old Showfield, new playground: coming this Easter

The new play area at Frome’s Old Showfield is almost ready for user testing – but rain, rain and more rain mean the pleasure is postponed until young people break up for the Easter holidays. 

Cllr. Mark Dorrington said “Anyone who has visited the Old Showfield knows it can be fairly wet underfoot. Improving the drainage around the playground has been an important aspect of planning and building the new play area, in partnership with Green Play Project. The work done to date is already making a difference, but the weather has been unusually wet for an unusually long time, so it needs a little more time for the plants and grasses to get established. We’re now planning to take down the Heras fencing and return this fantastic and much-improved space to the community in time for the school Easter holidays.” 

Rob Holden, Environment Manager at Frome Town Council said “We know how keen people are to get in and use the new play area and we’re just as keen to open it for you. However, by waiting just a few more weeks, we give the planting scheme time to do its job. In the meantime, we’re completing the new fence and laying a natural hedge, making it a secure play space for youngsters.” 

For updates on the park, as well as other activities at the Old Showfield in the Easter holidays and visit discoverfrome.co.uk for information about February half term activities in Frome.

31 January 2024
Last Updated
24 January 2024
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