Help us make our play areas the best they can be!

Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Everyone who uses play areas in the borough – young and older – is being asked for their views on how they can be improved.

Asking residents their views on two recently refurbished play areas in Emsworth and Waterlooville, Havant Borough Council is keen to learn what is fun, suitable and exciting.

The consultation also invites the community to help shape the future of two other play areas in the borough that are earmarked for refurbishment – in Bedhampton and Leigh Park.

Councillor Gwen Robinson, Cabinet Lead for Affordable Housing, Communities and CIL, said; “We need to understand what these areas mean to the local communities and how they are used.

“I would urge every parent, grandparent or carer, who uses a play area, to fill in the survey. More responses will help ensure the new, refurbished and inclusive play parks will be what you, the community, would like for your children.”

The refurbishment of play areas in Front Lawn Recreation Ground, Leigh Park and Bidbury Mead in Bedhampton will be funded through the Community Infrastructure Levy, following the revision of the CIL spending protocol for 2022, with the focus being on council owned assets, including play areas. This is in line with Havant Borough Council’s corporate strategy objectives.

To take part in shaping the future of play areas for future generations to enjoy visit

Havant Borough Council owns and maintains 42 play area sites.