Cogan Pill Play area is now officially open just in time for summer fun.

Children living in Llandough can enjoy the newly refurbished Cogan Pill play area this summer, thanks to Section 106 funding.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council received £41,689 specifically for the purpose of improving public open space in Llandough, secured via a Section 106 agreement, from Hafod Housing Association pursuant to the redevelopment of 67-79 Dochdwy Road (the former shopping parade).

Works to upgrade the play area off Dochdwy Road in Llandough, were undertaken by Horizon Civil Engineering Ltd, and it is now open for children and families to enjoy.

The existing play facilities have been retained and the new equipment includes a dragonfly seesaw, a Zingo unit, and a tornado unit. Refurbishment works included installing new equipment with safety surfacing and upgrading the steps next to the popular embankment slide.

A consultation exercise took place in early 2017 at Llandough Primary School, which is adjacent to the site, and allowed pupils to view plans of the refurbishment, and shared their thoughts and ideas in a school assembly.

The children suggested there should be climbing frames and equipment that is appropriate for both older and younger children, as they believed a park should be a place to create childhood memories to last a lifetime.

Cabinet member for Social Care, Health and Leisure, Cllr Gordon Kemp said: “It’s great to see that Cogan Pill play area, full of new equipment and old favourites, has opened in time for the children to enjoy during their summer holidays.

“It is fantastic to see that Section 106 money can be used to fund this play area, which is a great asset to the community. I hope the new play area will encourage children and young people, to enjoy spending time outside this summer.”