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More children’s park play areas coming to Brentwood this spring

PUBLISHED: 11:39 03 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:44 03 March 2020

Barriers have been erected, the diggers are in preparing the groundworks in King George's Playing Fields. Picture: Brentwood Council

Barriers have been erected, the diggers are in preparing the groundworks in King George's Playing Fields. Picture: Brentwood Council

Brentwood Council

A new play area in King George’s Playing Fields is underway as part of a £150,000 renovation scheme.

CGI toddler play area plan, to be finished by Easter. Picture: Brentwood CouncilCGI toddler play area plan, to be finished by Easter. Picture: Brentwood Council

It's part of the council's five year Play Area Strategy that will see £2.5m spent on improving outdoor play areas together with the creation of outdoor gyms on certain sites.

The King George's refurbishment coincides with the new play scheme at River Road Play Park which is also underway.

The 140 year old weeping beech tree is being safely protected and will feature a seating and reading area under its branches.

At River Road slides, climbing frames and sensory equipment is being installed, together with a new user friendly landscaping that will enhance the experience for those with additional needs.

Chair of community and health committee, Councillor Cliff Poppy said; "We want all our children to be able to access and enjoy the many play areas we have in the borough.

"We have committed a lot of funding to ensure the play areas are top notch and offer stimulation, challenge and enjoyment for all the family.

"We have already seen great success at Warley Playing Fields where the new play equipment and outdoor gym is constantly in use and at Courage Playing Fields where I've seen the difference it has made to families going to and from the school and enjoying it together at the weekend.

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