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Bath's play parks to be improved
Children on tyre swing
Play areas in and around Bath are due to be improved

Play areas across Bath and North East Somerset will benefit from extra improvement cash.

The city and surrounding areas have already seen 18 local areas improved, with a further 13 in the pipeline.

The play areas which were given the facelifts were selected after applications were submitted by parish councils and community groups.

Councillor Chris Watt said the improvements would provide youths "with the opportunity to develop".

The latest areas to see facelifts include Wellow where a new playroute, buddy swing, rope bridge and spinning see-saw are being installed.

Work at Sandpits in Bath is due to begin in January and will include an embankment slide and a series of new activity crossings over a stream there.

Green Park will feature a slide, large timber rope and climbing equipment and a new entrance from the riverside walk. Work will start there in February.

Other areas penned in for improvements are Kensington Meadows and Southfields Recreation Ground.

Addtionally, Westhill Park will also feature a BMX track as well as the existing play area being improved.

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