THE LEWISVALE PARK CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA
The voting for the 2017 Design Award took place at the December lecture evening when those present were given the opportunity to cast their vote for one of six entrants. The photographic layout was organized by Alan Stevens who is to be congratulated on the range and clarity of the work on display.
The majority of the votes were spread over three entrants but the Lewisvale Park Children’s Play Area came out a clear and worthy winner.
The official presentation took place on site at the end of January 2018 when Lord Cameron of Lochbroom, the Society’s Patron and a former Lord Advocate, presented the Design Award to representatives from the Musselburgh Area Partnership and East Lothian Council, Stuart Baxter and Iain Clark. The constructors were delighted their work had met with such recognition. The Area Partnership and the Council worked together to design and fund the new facility for young children at a cost of £37,500 and the labour was contributed at no cost by the Council’s amenity services.
The play area is monitored once every fortnight by Council staff to remedy any defects or damage that might have occurred and every month a full Health and Safety Inspection is carried out on all the equipment. Stuart Pryde, the Council’s principle amenity officer, said the original play area had reached the end of its operational life but the importance of the amenity was recognized as one which had to be maintained for the town.
The presentation plaque is on permanent display on site at the play area.