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.
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 on the links below to see the revised plans: