Town and district work together

PUBLISHED: 11:39 09 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:15 24 May 2010

WESTON'S mayor has taken part in a 'fact finding' visit following an invitation from the mayor of Teignmouth. The invite came after a

WESTON'S mayor has taken part in a 'fact finding' visit following an invitation from the mayor of Teignmouth.The invite came after a letter was published in the Weston & Somerset Mercury suggesting the mayor, Councillor John Ley-Morgan, visit the refurbished Teignmouth seafront to get ideas on how to improve Weston.Last week Cllr Ley-Morgan, Cllr Geoff Bunn and town clerk, Linda Larter were given a tour of the Devon resort's seafront, which is similar to Weston's with a lawned area behind a sea wall.The area was subject to a £1million refurbishment by the district council in 2005 and has a children's play area, adventure golf course, multi-use games area and a wet-play area.Cllr Ley-Morgan said: "The town mayor, clerk and councillors went out of their way to make us welcome and show us around."The much acclaimed children's play area had the advantage of being right on the seafront but, with the exception of just one piece of equipment, it contained no more than the town council has put in Weston. The only difference is that our play equipment is spread over eight or nine sites."It was very noticeable that there is a close and mutually beneficial relationship between Teignmouth Town Council and district council and they work well together for the good of the town."I look forward to welcoming their mayor to Weston in the near future.

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