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Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in News |

Final Survey on Children’s Play Facilities at the Seafront launched

The Parish Council has sought views in recent months on a modest proposal to extend the current Toddler Play Park adjacent to the Needles Eye Café to accommodate the needs of older children.

The Parish Council has arranged a day-long public presentation of the proposal, conducted a survey of opinion and fully discussed the proposals with residents and NFDC.

As a result, the Parish Council has removed from the earlier proposals a suggested skate park and zip wire and has reduced the height of the suggested climbing frame to 4 metres.

The key reasons the Parish Council favours providing additional as an extension to the toddler play park are that it would:

  • Provide equipment for a wider range of children
  • Be subject to informal oversight which is a feature emphasised by Play England
  • Encourage older youngsters who currently use (and sometimes commandeer) the toddler provision to use the new facility instead
  • Be adjacent to the café and public toilets

The Parish Council recognises that the siting of additional play facilities would for some be a sensitive issue and have, therefore, considered all other possible sites and has come to the conclusion that:

  • Sites at the edge of the village are too remote to be attractive to children or acceptable to parents
  • Other sites such as the “Old Putting Green” and areas to the east of Hurst Road were ruled out for a variety of reasons identified in discussion with NFDC officers
  • The sports field at Barnes Lane Recreation Ground is fully used and the Carrington Lane Play Park now accommodates a small football pitch and is too small to accommodate more play facilities.

The Parish Council would welcome your response to the following 4-question survey by 8th December:

Click here to take the survey

Click on the links below to see the revised plans:

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – 3D visual

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – 3D visual v2

Milford on Sea Parish Council – Seafront Play Area – 2D plan