New play equipment set to revive Littlehampton recreation ground

Picture: Arun District Council

Plans to revamp the Worthing Road Recreation Park are set to begin in May, following a public consultation last year.

It's hoped young people will be able to let off steam on a range of new equipment when the work on the popular recreation ground is completed.

In July 2020, the council carried out a public consultation to discover the type of improvements that local people would like to see at Worthing Road Recreation Ground in Littlehampton.

The survey showed demand for better play equipment for a wider range of age groups - especially juniors.

An obstacle course, zip wire, climbing frame and slide were amongst the most popular suggestions.

Improvements were also requested to the wider open space including seating, wildflower planting, tree planting and a new pathway from Northway Road.

Using this feedback, the council requested designs from play companies, and Kompon Ltd was chosen to carry out the improvements.

Their design features an obstacle course, a double zip wire and equipment for children of different ages.

The construction work to install the play equipment and pathway is expected to begin in March 2021.

Improvements to the wider open space, including the tree planting, wildflowers and seating, are set to take place later in the year.

Councillor Samantha-Jayne Staniforth, Arun District Council's Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services said, "I am so glad we have been able to provide the residents with the things they asked for in the consultation.

"As we are all enjoying and appreciating outdoor spaces that little bit more, this refurbishment will I'm sure be very welcomed by children and parents alike.

"As a keen environmentalist, I am also very pleased to see we are including trees and wildflowers, which is critical to our biodiversity and very in-line with the work we are doing around the climate crisis."

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