A NEW play area in Middlezoy was officially opened this week.

The village's new Diamond Play Area for younger children is part of a wider leisure project, which will eventually include a skate area, cable wire and nest swing for older children.

The facilities have been funded by Viridor Credits and Sedgemoor District Council.

Mark Healey, chairman of Viridor Credits, conducted Tuesday's opening ceremony, which was attended by many local families and which featured games and cream tea.