New play provision for Colts Close recreation ground

New play provision for Colts Close recreation ground

As a result of new homes built on Sunloch Close, Burbage Parish Council is to receive developer contributions (S106 funding) specifically to pay for new play and outdoor space provision on Colts Close recreation ground.

The Council is expecting to receive approximately £28,000 to be used for equipped children's play space, plus around £12,000 for formal open space provision (which could include sports pitches, fixed courts or multi-functional sports spaces) and another £3,000 for informal play space (which could include paths, picnic tables, bins and planted areas).

Surveys carried out recently among pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 at Hastings High School suggested that a skate park, a BMX track and a zip wire would be popular attractions.

Other suggestions being considered are an outdoor gym and marked cycle/scooter paths

All of the new provision would be put on land owned by the Parish Council and not on the sports field owned by Burbage Lands Charity.

The money can only be used for the purposes outlined and cannot be use on another site or for other kinds of provision on Colts Close. Due to the limited funds, it will also not be possible to provide everything that has been suggested but the Parish Council will work with play providers to make the best use of the money available.

We would like to hear from as many people as possible who live near to and regularly use the space with suggestions and preferences for the site.

This feedback will help professional play providers to draw up a selection of potential schemes, which we will invite residents to consider as soon as they are available.

If you would like to get in touch, please email or call 01455 637533 (Monday to Friday 9am until midday and then answerphone) or pop in to the parish office in Millennium Hall, Britannia Road, Monday to Friday between 9am and midday, before the end of August 2019.

Posted: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:29 by Parish Council

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