In early 2018, a plan was formed by Beaford Green Parish Council in Devon to rejuvenate their tired play area with exciting new equipment. A climbing frame for older children was decided upon and in April 2018 an application to the Pennon Environmental Fund was submitted. In June 2018, it was confirmed that the Parish Council had been awarded the maximum £20,000 towards the purchase and installation of a ‘Birds Nest tree’ – a multi-layered climbing frame including ladders, rope monkey bars and baskets.
With a climbing height of 3 metres and an overall height of 6 metres, the brightly coloured, multi-use apparatus is an impressive sight. The result of the Parish Council’s efforts is clear to see at the end of a school day and at weekends when children swarm to the new equipment.