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Paddling pool transformed into £55,000 play area in St Mary Cray

PUBLISHED: 11:16 26 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:16 26 July 2013

Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ernest Noad, cuts the ribbon alongside local school children.

Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ernest Noad, cuts the ribbon alongside local school children.

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A new play area featuring water pumps and an outdoor classroom was opened in St Mary Cray on Monday.

Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ernest Noad, unveiled the £55,000 project, which transformed an old paddling pool in Riverside Gardens, just off High Street.

Developed by a range of community groups brought together by the Cray Valley Initiative Panel, the play area was funded by an £18,000 grant from The Veolia Environmental Trust - as well as £10,000 sponsorship from British Land, who own the nearby Nugent Centre, and Bromley Council.

Cllr Peter Fortune, executive assistant for environment, said: “We are seeing positive changes locally and this is directly attributable to a community coming together and working with the Council to make a difference.

“We need to keep building on the progress we are making and if this project has inspired you, why not join Friends of Cray Valley Parks or get involved with the Cray Valley Initiative Panel?”

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