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Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Play Area

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There are lots of new things going in on the new play area despite the bad weather we have been having. The sit on roundabout above

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The sensory area has things to make noise and a Simon Say along with other sensory toys something the very young will love

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A big spider climbing frame come trampoline has just gone in which seems like a lot of fun and the tyre swing frame is also in. More good news Dobbin(rocking horse off the old play area) is being renovated and will be back soon

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Over at the lake the filling is still going and its not far off being full now with the ducks loving it

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Star Quest Talent Show

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A large crowd turned out at the Queens Park for the Star Quest Talent show put on by the Friends of Queens Park. The show ran from 12-2 o'clock with talent of all ages taking part. It included singer and dance troupes with members as young as five.

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Some of the act that appeared at the show who were introduced by Cat radio and could win money and a session in a recording studio

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An amusing picture below which has been happening over the last few days. Gangs of Gulls have decided the new Burma Island bridge make a great meeting point for Gulls. I have seen them congregating on there for several days I dont know what the attraction.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

UFO at the Queens Park?

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It looked as if a UFO had landed at the park this week (picture above) but its part of the new play area which despite the rain is going ahead with great speed

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New climbing equipment going in between showers of rain. Its been another week were the cafe and bowling green there has been work done but not a lot to see. The cafe looked like a new lake today as it was flooded with the rain. The footings are now in and its hoped the brick layers will be on site next week to start building so there will be something to see.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Play Area on Bowls update

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There has been a lot of work this week but not a lot to show for it as a lot has be prep work. Both the Bowls and the cafe foundations have been worked on but there isnt much to see just a bit of concrete

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The play area is going in leaps and bounds and as it was only a 10 week contract there is lots to see. Many of the footings for the equipment are in and they have tried the swings and things in the week to ensure they fit

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After some problems with the lake leaking it is now being filled slowly again but as they can only do it for 4 hours a day progress is slow. The gardeners had fun this week as they had to row out in a boat to weed the islands but it did get done and is now weed free.

Some fun in the week when the armed response unit was called to Tipkinder after some lads were discharging weapons in the woods. After a lot of people rand 999 a unit was dispatched its lucky no one was hurt shooting so close to the road even a air weapon can be deadly if it shoots a driver

Monday, July 12, 2010

Play Area

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The cafe is now all gone and the foundation are underway for the new building with the concrete already in. There is not really very much to see at the moment.

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The Play area is coming on in leaps and bounds with new section appearing almost daily they even have talking flowers in one area. At this rate it will soon be open and ready for the kids on holiday. The big equipment will be delayed as its that big it need planning permission.  DSCF1592

As normal the gardeners have a great flora display in the main entrance and its all ready full of summer colour