£27,000 for playpark
FUNDING of £27,000 has been allocated towards the maintenance of Paignton's new Geoplay park for the coming year.
The £500,000 play area with a geological theme on Paignton Green was unveiled in April.
Cllr Alison Hernandez told a Torbay Council meeting: "It is fair and equitable. The Geoplay Park is becoming internationally renowned.
"It's a play park for the entire Bay and beyond.
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"It's not something you can really compare with traditional parks in our constituencies for normal community use. It's averaging about 500 children a day in the first six months."
The park is the latest addition to the Riviera's Global Geopark, a worldwide initiative to promote geological heritage and support sustainable economic development.
The Riviera received international recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage in 2007, joining 49 other sites throughout Europe to be classed as a Geopark.