Committee working at forming playground on Mechanic Street

Raissa Tetanish
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The children on Mechanic St. in Springhill should soon have a playground under the town at their disposal.

At the monthly Springhill town council meeting last night, council carried a motion to accept a request to take ownership of some land owned by the province for a proper playground in the area.

The children on Mechanic St. in Springhill should soon have a playground under the town at their disposal.

At the monthly Springhill town council meeting last night, council carried a motion to accept a request to take ownership of some land owned by the province for a proper playground in the area.

"As you know, for many years the children in this area of Springhill played in the streets because of the unavailability of proper playground equipment in that area," Deputy Mayor Doug Dobson read from a letter submitted by Chris Gooding and Bev Sharpe, on behalf of a playground committee, dated July 23.

The vision the committee has is that a deed to a partial of land be transferred over to the town from the province. The duo has already confirmed with the province that the transfer is possible.

"This transaction would be of no cost to the town," he continued.

The committee would be responsible for any fees to pay for a survey and associated costs, and would also initiate a fundraising campaign to raise sufficient funds to build an accessible playground.

"Once complete, we'd be asking the town to accept ownership of the playground and equipment, and to have the town's present insurance policy governed to facilities and playgrounds be extended to cover this playground as well," he read.

The committee is hoping to gather expertise and guidance from the town by means of the town engineer, town building inspector and director of leisure services.

They already has the support of at least one corporate sponsor.

"We believe this project to be vital to the health and safety of the children in this area," Dobson said.

Geographic location: Springhill

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