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New £60,000 play area opens for Easter holidays

Pic caption: Councillors Annabelle West, Tom Liddiard, Gill Mattock and Alun Cooke at the new play area. SUS-140804-143721001

Pic caption: Councillors Annabelle West, Tom Liddiard, Gill Mattock and Alun Cooke at the new play area. SUS-140804-143721001

A new £60,000 play area has opened at Hartfield Square Gardens.

Funded by Eastbourne Borough Council, it boasts an array of equipment including a roundabout, climbing nets and walls, swings, slides, balancing boards, rope bridges, a seesaw, trampoline and a trim trail.

The apparatus is for children of all ages from toddlers through to young teenagers including a specific play structure for young children. In addition, the roundabout has been specially designed for disabled use.

The playground in Hartfield Road was opened in time for the Easter holidays so children could make the most of it during the school break.

Ward councillors Annabelle West, Tom Liddiard and Alun Cooke were behind the drive to build it. In a joint statement they said: “This play area provides a safe place for children to play near the town centre area and is easily accessible for many families.

“We are sure this will become a favourite place for youngsters to visit, and we believe local families who don’t have a garden will particularly benefit from it. The project has been funded through the council’s capital budget.”

Councillor Gill Mattock, deputy leader of the Council, added, “It’s great that the new play area was open in time for the Easter holidays and I’m delighted to see lots of children have enjoyed playing there this week.

“This is the latest in a series of updates to play areas across the town.”

 

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