UPGRADES worth £85,000 to play equipment on a popular playing field in Thornbury have finally been completed.

The new look play area on the Mundy Playing Fields was completed last Friday ahead of Thornbury Carnival, following months of planning and preparation.

Thornbury Town Council, who funded and set the plan into motion last year with a tendering process, said they were ‘delighted’ that the work had been completed.

Cllr Clive Parkinson, chairman of the town council’s playing fields and cemetery committee, said: “We is really pleased to be able to install a new play area at the Mundy Playing Fields and are delighted that the equipment has been installed ahead of the summer holidays so that it can be enjoyed.”

Thornbury mayor Cllr Shirley Holloway added: “I am thrilled that we have been able to install new equipment in such a well used and loved play area.”

The £85,000 project started at the beginning of the year with a tendering process based on a design from community consultation at last year’s carnival.

The council awarded the contract to Proludic in March and carried out some further community consultation on the final design. Works began on June 11 and were completed at the end of last week.

The new play equipment is designed for all ages and includes new swings, toddler tower, multi-play, a ‘dynamic hip-hop’ and pyramid net amongst other items.

There are also new accessible items including a new second roundabout, trampolines and swings. The adult exercise equipment has been relocated away from the children’s play area.

The works to the Mundy Playing Field were paid for entirely by the town council and are the second in a programme of upgrades having been committed to over the next few years, with Osprey Park next on the list.