by nigellong on 27 October, 2014
What’s happening to the play park for Quicksilver Way at Picket Twenty? This is a question I’m regularly asked.
With 600 homes now built & occupied this play park is urgently needed & wanted by residents, yet all we get are broken promises & delays. This is getting residents angry & frustrated & confused by whats happening.
I also share residents concerns & frustration over this issue, so here is my update on what is happening.
Many of you will remember the public consultation held in January to all residents, asking for your views on what was wanted in this area. The park design was advertised, then some minor changes were made. Which meant that the cost had to be re quoted for, (artificial grass & different path surfaces etc). This delay I feel was right to get the best for the area. in the meantime we planned to install several temporary swings while this went ahead. Unfortunately Persimmon would not allow this.
Persimmon had no problems with the location of the park, & the Council ready to install the park. Sadly after raising expectations of local residents, Persimmon homes now say they will not allow the installation until legal transfer of land to TVBC.
This is despite the fact that TVBC would fully supervise the installation, providing full insurance cover & maintain the park once compleated. Which would have meant no risk to Persimmon, they are not willing to do this.
So we are in the process of waiting for the transfer of land to TVBC. I hope that this will soon be sorted & work begins on the play park. When i receive more information i will update you all.6 Comments