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Respond to Brighton & Hove children's play area consultation

A consultation on the refurbishment of children's play areas including Rottingdean Field Play Area; Saltdean Oval Play Area; and Woodingdean Central Play Area is open for your views on how these play areas can be improved, making them accessible and offering opportunities available to all children, regardless of disability and background.

The play refurbishment programme is part of Brighton & Hove City Council's plans to upgrade 45 play areas over the next three years, with 25 sites being finished by the end of the financial year March 2022.

The play areas indicated below, with their budgets, were agreed by councillors at the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee in November 2019 and are next on their list to have an upgrade by March 2023:-

  • Hollingdean Park Play Area

  • Knoll Park Play Area

  • Saltdean Oval Play Area

  • Rottingdean Field Play Area

  • Woollards Field Play Area (Maggie’s Corner)

  • Whitehawk Way Play Area

  • Woodingdean Central Play Area

This online survey is a great opportunity for residents, particularly parents and carers, to identify potential improvements and help shape the future of their play area for children and young people.

Due to ongoing maintenance requirements, water play do not feature as part of any upgrades, however, the new equipment installed will provide dynamic, layered play, inclusive of a wide range of physical and sensory needs.

All safety surfacing will conform to BS EN 1177 European safety standards for play surfacing.

Only equipment and surfaces that are at end of life will be removed from any play area.

This programme is funded using Section 106 contributions received from developers as part of the planning process, Play Revenue and Capital Budgets. Therefore, these funds must be used to develop play in the specific area and cannot be used for any other purpose.

Due to this, please note that the toilets and cafés are not included as part of this consultation.

Once the consultation has closed, all the feedback will be carefully considered to help shape how they move forward to improve the play spaces.


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