After comments from numerous residents about the lack of facilities for younger children i.e. 0-5 years, an area next to the Water Splash Park on Silloth Green was identified as a suitable location for a new state of the art kids play area. To enable funding applications to be submitted, the Town Council agreed to the Friends of Silloth Green group pushing forward with the project, obtaining quotations and seeking funding. It was decided that a seaside theme would be the most appropriate, with a large pirate ship being the main piece of equipment and the focal point of the new play area. After speaking with various play equipment companies and considering the quotations and designs received, the Friends of the Green agreed that Kompan was the best option in terms of play value, quality of equipment and the guarantee offered. Kompan provide play equipment to the Shetland Islands which is able to withstand the salt air and is also an important consideration for Silloth. Kompan also worked with Carlisle City Council to provide the new play area at Bitts Park after the floods. The Town Council considered the recommendation by Friends of the Green and agreed that Kompan was the best option. A Community Grant of £1,000 has been obtained from Cumbria County Council, £7,000 from the Town Council and £2,000 from Silloth Rotary Club. Additional funding of £30,000 is to be provided by Allerdale Borough Council which is a great bonus and will enable us to press on with the project and hopefully get the equipment installed this summer. We look forward to seeing this project come to fruition.