New ways to find fun with £16,000 play equipment

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New equipment has been installed in the popular play area located off Quinnell Drive in Hailsham.

It is part of Hailsham Town Council’s drive to ensure that play areas are maintained to the highest standards all year round.

Work has been carried out on the replacement of play equipment and modern apparatus have been installed including a new toddler multi-activity play system for two- to eight- year-olds, a slide, rota-roka (spinning dish with rock feature), springie see-saw and bobby springer, as well as a picnic bench, two additional seating benches and a cycle rack.

Funded entirely by the town council, the installation of the equipment cost in the region of £16,000 and is in accordance with national standards for children under the age of eight.

The Mayor of Hailsham, Cllr Jo Bentley, who is also Chairman of the council’s Parks, Open Spaces and Sports Committee, said, “This new play equipment will be an ideal way to keep both toddlers and older children fully entertained, while providing them with fun ways to exercise and stay healthy.

“We are very pleased to be able to provide this and many other play facilities in Hailsham. The Quinnell Drive play area is quite popular and the works we have carried out are aimed at improving and refreshing the equipment, making it even more fun for the children to play on.”

Richard Gillett, works supervisor at the town council said, “As well as providing stimulating play, the council strives to effectively manage, improve and protect quality play areas, whilst meeting current safety requirements.

“This is why we pride ourselves in maintaining these play areas to the highest standards, undertaking regular inspections, carrying out necessary repairs promptly and replacing any play equipment which falls below quality standards as early as possible.”

In addition to Quinnell Drive, the town council currently manages play areas in South Road, Battle Road, Stroma Gardens, Carpenters Way and on the Maurice Thornton playing field.

Feedback on any problems you might find within the play areas and the reporting of any damage is welcomed by Hailsham Town Council. All enquiries should be directed to Karen Moralee on 01323 841702 or by email: karen.moralee@hailsham-tc.gov.uk