Some will recall that the equipment at the childrens’ play area at Par Beach was removed some years ago because it was judged to be unsafe, and Cornwall Council did not have sufficient funds to replace it.
Since then, we have been working hard to find a solution. And I am delighted that ownership of the land in question has now formally been transferred from Cornwall Council to Tywardreath and Par Parish Council. This means that the land is back in local ownership!
My colleagues and I are now busy working with local community groups to see what can be done to acquire and install some new play equipment.
It would be wonderful to see the play area back in use in the Spring, wouldn’t it?
PS: I know that many will feel that it has taken an age to get this far – and they would be right. It is frustrating that things take so long! But limited resources and an enormous shopping list (Cornwall Council are busy dealing with requests for the devolution of literally hundred of buildings and pieces of land) means that delays are inevitable. So please let us focus on the positive: this bit of what we want is now within our own hands!