Issue 15 May 2019

Matters

New World's End playground now open

Worlds End Recreation GroundWork has been completed on a brand new playground at World's End Recreation Ground, Burgess Hill so local children can enjoy playing there during the half-term holidays.

Local schoolchildren from Manor Field Primary School helped to design the new play area and the result is an exciting and challenging play space that provides play opportunities for children of all abilities.

At the centre of the new playground is a large climbing frame that is inspired by tree house designs produced by pupils from Manor Field School. There are a variety of different swings including a wheelchair accessible swing and a multi-person swing so children can swing together with their little brothers and sisters. A trampoline is built into the ground and there is a wheelchair accessible roundabout. There's also an area created especially for toddlers with small swings and a miniature climbing frame and slide.

As the new playground features play equipment that is suitable for disabled children we have provided a Changing Places Toilet (www.changing-places.org) so families can enjoy their visit for longer and make full use of the new inclusive play area.

The new playground has been funded by Section 106 developer contributions provided as a result of the Theobalds Farm and Medway Gardens housing developments off Valebridge Road in Burgess Hill. The new housing is actually just over the border in Lewes but, as the majority of residents will use facilities in Mid Sussex, Lewes District Council has kindly agreed for the funding to be used for this project.

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