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sandpit

[′san‚pit]
(civil engineering)
An excavation dug in sand, especially as a source of sand for construction materials.
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This is a key area of research at Northumbria and, after the sandpit event, we have found a common interest with Sunderland University.
Buses leaving Birmingham will now be diverted at Paradise Circus to follow Sandpits Parade and Summer Hill Road to meet Ladywood Middleway.
Sandpits are also easy to make by digging a hole, laying a permeable lining which allows water to drain (provided you have free-draining soil) and filling it with playpit sand.
It will be bigger and better than any portable sandpit and you can cover it with camouflage nets from army surplus stores when not in use.
Artist's impression of the new Ashfield Land scheme at Sandpits, in the Convention Centre quarter
Behind the sandpit that borders the fence is a raised platform, topped by a pergola large enough to hold a bench swing.
Traffic going into Birmingham from Hagley Road between 11am and 5pm will be diverted along Monument Road, Alston Street, Ladywood Middleway, Summer Hill Road, Sandpits, Parade, Summer Row and Paradise Circus Queensway.
Aids to lively play range from structured areas, containing swings, sandpits, trampolines and water, to informal, imaginative sectors with trees, tree-houses and lawns for games, with safety constantly in mind.
A scientific report has identified a number of risks considered as unacceptable, inter alia to children's health, from the use of arsenic to preserve wood in playground equipment and sandpits and from the disposal of wood containing arsenic through burning.
Eleanor Davis from Cardinal Newman RC School, in Sandpits Lane, Keresley, impressed judges out of thousands of people who performed at the Open Mic auditions earlier this month.
Aldersley, which is run by Wolverhampton City Council, has a wide range of facilities including a six-lane athletics track and velodrome, three football pitches, two synthetic pitches for football and hockey - along with another indoor hockey pitch - a new high jump bed and hammer cage, long and triple jump sandpits and javelin and shot-putt facilities.
PLANS for two-storey extensions and external alterations at the Beechwood Hotel, in Sandpits Lane, Keresley, have been submitted to Coventry City Council.