Work begins on £90,000 play area for Channel Islands park

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A PLAYGROUND equipment specialist from Sheffield is starting work on a £90,000 contract to create a new play area in the Channel Islands.

Aizlewood Mill-based Timberplay has been asked to create a dedicated play area for toddlers and a separate area for children aged four to 11 at the Millennium Town Park, in Jersey.

Timberplay says the dedicated toddler area will include a Toddler Swing with a cradle seat, a Snail Queen and a Platform House designed to encourage role playing games and hiding. The older children’s play area will include what Timberplay describes as “a huge climbing structure,” and a “Wobbly Platform” with ropeways, bridges and nets.

Timberplay’s managing director, Paul Collings, has sought to clear up confusion in the playground sector following the collapse of unrelated Chesterfield-based play equipment manufacturer Timberline.

Mr Collings said: “We were sorry to hear a recent announcement that Chesterfield based Timberline has gone into administration. This has caused some confusion with some customers, mistakenly thinking that it is Timberplay that is experiencing difficulties.

“We would like to reassure all our customers, associates and stakeholders that Timberplay is in good financial health and that we are in no way related to Timberline.

“We hope the financial difficulties of our neighbours can be resolved by the administrators and that all or as many as possible of the jobs involved can be saved.”