Just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you to everyone there for the work you've done. I passed yesterday evening on the way home from work and the park was full of children. Just a few years ago it would have been completely empty. Everyone is dead pleased with all the equipment and as I say - it's getting plenty of use!! All the best to you all. Thanks again.

Mr David O'Neill

Pen Tywyn Play Area

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    ‘The Missing Link’

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    ‘The Missing Link’

    “A derelict site, a local eyesore and a blot on the landscape”. These were the terms used to describe the ‘Link’ play area in Shobnall, Staffordshire.

    When PlayQuest became involved with Coral Beresford from Shobnall Parish Council, we were asked to help transform this location into an adventure play area suitable for all ages.

    Utilising the funding available from the Pathfinder and Playbuilder development programme and the imagination and ideas of the local community, the development was underway and the design of a bespoke adventure play area came into its own.

    Ariel Runway

    Pirate Ship

    The development comprised of an aerial runway, a bespoke platform and embankment site, a bespoke pirate ship, a ‘halley galley’, a 4 metre space net, a raised decked seating and observation area, an activity trail with rope swing, oversized log balance beams, a trapeze bar, a fitness and agility trail and a traverse climbing wall with scramble net.

    However they wanted more!

    A BMX track was proposed and to ensure it was to be the best it could be, it was designed and developed in conjunction with Ryan Yearsley the highest ranked UK BMX professional, currently ranked number 3 in Europe.

    BMX Rider

    On completion of the project, the local community were absolutely delighted with the outcome.

    RoSPA inspected the installation on the day of completion and passed the adventure play area with flying colours allowing the children of Shoball and surrounding districts to immediately enjoy their new Parish playground.

    Coral Beresford, project co-ordinator and member of Shobnall Parish Council stated;  

    “The site was extremely overgrown and derelict and needed a lot of attention before the construction began. The timescale given to us to complete the link was approximately 3-4 weeks. PlayQuest astonished everyone by the clearance and completion of the £150,000 project within 3 weeks. They worked from early morning to evening, living on site, which gave added security”.

    “The draft plan for the area was innovative and Gareth proved to be exceptionally inspirational, enthusiastic and adaptable to any changes”

    “I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all PlayQuest staff concerned with the project”.

    ‘The Missing Link’

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