New Playground opened in Mewsbrook Park, Littlehampton
Councillor Andy Cooper, Chairman of Arun District Council has opened the new £75,000 playground in Mewsbrook park, Littlehampton.
The new playground which has been funded by £50,000 from Arun District Council, together with a £25,000 grant from The Veolia Environmental Trust through the Landfill Communities Fund. The grant was awarded to Arun District Council’s Park’s Team who placed a successful bid for the money helped by Mewsbrook Park Community Support Group.
Activities at the new playground include a swing with reclaimed tyres and a giant forest themed climbing frame. The equipment is suitable for children up to the age of 14 and has already been given the seal of approval by Littlehampton children who tested it out during the fun opening on Thursday 31st March 2016, which included an Easter hunt.
Chairman of Arun District Council, Councillor Andy Cooper said: “I was delighted to be asked to officially open the new playground in Mewsbrook Park. It really is a fantastic facility and I could tell by the look on the faces of the children who attended today that it’s going to be extremely popular.”
Councillor Terence Chapman, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services at Arun District Council, who also attended the opening event, said: “This playground is a fantastic addition to the play facilities we have in Arun. Our Play Strategy focuses on ensuring the most popular play areas can be enjoyed for years to come, and there’s no doubt from what we’ve seen today that this one will be!”
More good news for Mewsbrook park with the return of the rowing boats to the park which are now available to hire.
Mewsbrook park sits just behind Littlehampton’s East Beach promenade and includes a terrific cafe, which is now open all-year round. The park has won several Green Flag awards and is a credit to Arun District Council Parks Department and the local volunteers who help maintain it to such a high award-winning standard.
The Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, added: “Playgrounds are a vital part of community life. They provide a space where children can meet up, have fun, make new friends, and exercise outdoors. It is great to hear that this new one is now open.”
New playground created at Mewsbrook Park pictured above and below.