A new community sports playground was officially unveiled in Victoria Park, Ivybridge on Tuesday morning.

The £40,000 project, which was raised through a campaign by the Friends of the Erme Primary School, was officially unveiled by town mayor Cllr Anthony Khong, along with pupils from the school and other local dignitaries.

The artificial, state-of-the-art, spongy surface will be used for basketball, netball and football games at the school. And the 128 children at Erme Primary School will also be sharing the facilities with the community at large.

Kay Winstone, chair of the Friends of Erme Primary School said: “It’s the only one of its kind in Ivybridge - it’s a really good asset.

“We’d like to thank everyone involved, and we hope it’ll be an asset that’s used and looked after for years to come.”