PLANS for two, exciting new children’s play areas are being unveiled at Jubilee Playing Field in Cam this Saturday.

Cam Parish Council is investing £100,000 in the project, which will see the creation two new play areas, one for toddlers and one for older children at the rural site in Cam.

The plans will be on display at the much-loved playing fields on May, 14 and play designer, Proludic, will also be at the site along with Cam Parish councillors.

Creating the children’s play areas are part of Cam Parish Council’s five-year plan to improve the 16-acre playing field and councillors say the new additions will be sympathetic to the rural surroundings of the well-used park.

A number of improvements have been made to the pace in recent years including the entrance being widened to improve safety in 2020 and the perimeter footpath being diverted away from the skatepark in 2021. A public consultation into what people thought of Jubilee Playing Field was held in 2019 and more than half the 234 people who took part mentioned a lack of play equipment for toddlers, older children and teenagers.

More consultations to determine what users would like were fed back to the play designers and their final plans will be available to view this weekend.

Councillor Miranda Clifton said: "This is the latest stage of the development of the jubilee field which has been going on for a long time, and we are really pleased to making provision for the younger children who really deserve it and we hope will really enjoy it."

Cllr Fiona Poulter, chair of Recreation and Leisure Committee, urged people to go to the Jubilee Playing Field on Saturday to look at the designs and speak to the designer and councillors.

She added: “We are excited to be giving Cam residents two new playgrounds. We hope it will give our younger generation an enjoyable space to enjoy outdoor recreation.”

Councillor Fulcher added: "This group are the core team that drove the whole operation, it will be wonderful when its complete."

The council are aiming to complete the work before the summer holidays begin.