New play park for Langton Matravers takes a step closer thanks to Aster donation

Local housing association Aster Group has donated £5,000 towards Langton Matravers’ new children’s play park fund. The donation brings the fund to £25,000, just £10,500 short of the total needed.

The play park is located in the centre of the village on St George’s School Field. Working with Redlynch, a leading provider of outdoor play equipment, Langton Matravers’ Parish Council has agreed a design which will encourage both imaginative and physical play.

Cllr Vaughan-Arbuckle, speaking on behalf of Langton Matravers Parish Council, said: “We are most grateful for the generous support of the Aster Group towards the refurbishment of the village play area and we look forward to establishing a close working relationship with them.”

The play park will include a castle mound, a climbing play trail, swings, carousel and rubber stepping post. Recognising that the park will be a focal point for the local community, including parents, grandparents and carers, it will also incorporate a ring of the famous Purbeck stones for sitting on and children’s role play.

Commenting on the donation, Aster Group development director Amanda Williams, said: “With our 28 new affordable homes currently in development in the village, we’re pleased that our donation brings the new play park one step closer. We hope that the whole community will enjoy this wonderful new space for family fun, play and relaxation.”

Aster is currently building 28 new affordable homes in Spyway Orchard, Langton Matravers. Twenty two of the homes comprising of one bedroom flats, two, three and four bedroom houses will be available for local residents or those with a strong connection to the area. The remaining three and four bedroom homes will be available to purchase through the shared ownership scheme.

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