Ribbon cut at new Hendy park
30 January 2018
The ribbon has been cut at a new children’s play area in Hendy.
The £195,000 park was built as part of the construction of 91 homes off Heol Llwyn Bedw. Hundreds of children have already enjoyed using the new equipment, which includes slides, swings and a rope climbing frame.
Persimmon Homes West Wales provided the funding for the park through a Section 106 agreement after consultation with Carmarthenshire County Council and Llanedi Community Council. The park was part of an asset transfer from Carmarthenshire County Council to Llanedi Community Council, which will be responsible for the ongoing repair and maintenance of the park.
Andy Baker-Edwards, director-in-charge of Persimmon Homes West Wales, cut the ribbon alongside County Councillor Gareth Thomas and the Chairman of Llanedi Community Council Councillor Mike Nicholas. Mr Baker-Edwards said: “I’m delighted to be able to formally open this play area, which looks fantastic. I know that lots of children have already made good use of it and it has become a real focal point of the village. We are committed to helping the communities in which we build to ensure the facilities are there to cope with the increased number of residents. One way we do that is through Section 106 agreements. It became clear that the village play area needed to be revamped, and we were pleased to be able to contribute almost £200,000 to make that happen. I hope the children enjoy using this park for many years to come.”
Councillor Mike Nicholas, Chairman of Llanedi Community Council said: “On behalf of the council, I am extremely grateful to Persimmon Homes for the generous donation towards this development. I would also wish to thank Sunshine Playgrounds for the excellent facility as constructed, which is considered one of the best parks in the county of Carmarthenshire.”
Persimmon invested more than £370,000 into the Hendy community as part of its Cwrt Y Bedw development. On top of the play area funding, Persimmon will spend £91,000 on local highways improvements and £85,000 towards local education.