VIDEO: Kids are zipping through the air in Midhurst

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YOUNGSTERS in Midhurst are able to zip through the air at dizzying speeds thanks to another new piece of equipment in Carron Lane.

Midhurst Town Council is ahead of the game, with its latest addition to the Carron Lane outdoor play area – a zipwire, for use by children across the town.

L-R Chelsea and Ellie Cunningham and Rosie Waterhouse put the new zip wire to good use SUS-141030-144129001

L-R Chelsea and Ellie Cunningham and Rosie Waterhouse put the new zip wire to good use SUS-141030-144129001

This follows the installation of outdoor gym equipment in August which can be used by anyone in the community.

“I think the zipwire is great,” said Terri-Ann Cunningham, who spent much of half-term at the park with her girls, seven-year-old Chelsea, and Ellie, two-and-a-half.

“This is the second time already Chelsea has been on it.

“It’s all she plays on now, she loves it.”

Rosie Waterhouse, eight, also put the new equipment to good use.

“I think it’s a great addition to the park,” said Rosie’s dad, Richard.

“It’s a step up for kids who are getting too big for the play park.

“And it’s slightly more useful than the football posts.”

Glyn Upjohn is chairman of Midhurst Town Council’s Community Care committee which spearheaded the project.

He said: “The zipwire is a great new asset to the park, and I’m very proud of the ongoing programme to try to provide as much enjoyment for the community as we can.

“I’m really proud of the way the recreation area is looking at the moment.

“Carron Lane has benefited from considerable investment and improvement over the past year or so.

“We have resurfaced the car park, installed new picnic benches and added some wooden climbing equipment for older children.

“The zipwire should appeal to all ages.

“The outdoor gym equipment adds yet more interest and has been really well received.

“Whenever I have visited Carron Lane since it was installed, it always seems to be in use, which is really great to see.”