Play in Rother

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Play in Rother

Rother District Council maintains more than 30 public outdoor play facilities in Rother ranging from equipped play areas for toddlers and juniors through to skate-parks and ball-courts for older children and young people.

Our parks and open spaces also provide a pleasant and safe environment for play and informal recreation.  Many of the Town and Parish Councils provide play facilities in addition to those that we manage.

We recognise that play is a very important part of a child's life and that more can be done to increase play opportunities for children and young people in Rother.  In 2012 the play facilities in Egerton Park, Bexhill underwent a complete makeover creating a fantastic new play-zone for children of all ages.  We have subsequently carried out smaller refurbishment projects at other sites and are supporting communities where possible to improve provision.

Play For Coronation Gardens, Battle

The play area at Coronation Gardens in Battle is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment following several years of planning and fund-raising by the community group 'Play for Coronation Gardens' (PFCG).  With the support of the council and the housing association Optivo, PFCG consulted local families and friends to find out what they would like the new facility to offer.  The scheme being implemented is based on these wishes and includes a zip-wire, a new roundabout, a unit incorporating various play features for toddlers and young children and a 4m climbing net for older children.

The project is being funded primarily by Rother District Council, but a significant contribution from Optivo has enabled more to be done.  PFCG have worked hard to add to the funding pot securing grants from Sussex Police, Battle Town Council, Waitrose and Tesco as well as holding table top sales and taking part in a sponsored walk. 

It is hoped that the new facility will be open in time for the October half term, but completion of the work by that time is weather dependent.  An official opening event is being organised by PFCG.  To find out more or offer your support please email playforcoronationgardens@gmail.com.  You can follow 'Play for Coronation Gardens' on Facebook.

Bending Crescent Play Area, Bexhill

This play area was refurbished last autumn following consultation with the community and local schools earlier in the year.  The new facility provides something for children of all ages including a track rider which children can hang on whilst gliding through the air, a basket swing and a toddler unit with a tunnel and double slide.  A rubberised surface has been laid throughout making the facility useable all year round.

Further information on play

You can find out more about play in Rother using the links below.

Seabourne Road - children playing 1

   

Contact Rebecca Owen, Parks Development Officer on 01424 787522 or email rebecca.owen@rother.gov.uk for further information.

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