Refurb gives play area new lease of life

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Refurb gives play area new lease of life

A play area in Battle has been officially opened following a major refurbishment.

The facility in Coronation Gardens has been kitted out with a new zip-wire, climbing net, roundabout and swings, as well as dedicated equipment for younger children, a new picnic bench and seating.

The project was funded by Rother District Council and housing association Optivo and led by community group Play for Coronation Gardens (PFCG), which surveyed local people and held fund-raising events.

Additional funding came from Battle Town Council, Battle Lions, Sussex Police, Tesco, Waitrose and English Wine Tasting Tours.

The play area was officially opened at an event attended by representatives of PFCG, the district council and Optivo, while face painting and free baked potatoes were on offer for parents and their children.

Cllr Ian Jenkins, Rother District Council cabinet member for young people, sport and leisure, said: "This redevelopment was prompted by feedback from the community that they wanted to see a more up-to-date play area.

"Play is a very important part of a child's life and it's important we provide equipment which is stimulating and fun for youngsters of all ages.

"The new play area has given a new lease of life to the recreation ground and caters for younger and older children alike, as well as providing new seating for adults in a calm, tranquil setting.

"This has been very much a community-led scheme and I'd like to thank Play for Coronation Gardens for all their hard work - and everyone else who's contributed to bringing this project to fruition."

Published on Wednesday, April 4 2018

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