More time to help us make our play areas the best they can be!

Thursday, 1 September, 2022

The consultation on play areas in the borough has been extended until Friday 9 September.

This will allow more people the opportunity to partake in the survey asking for resident’s feedback and views to help shape the future of two play areas in the borough.

The consultation invites everyone who uses play areas – young or old – their views on two recently refurbished play areas in Emsworth and Waterlooville, as well as helping to shape the future of two other play areas earmarked for transformation in Bedhampton and Leigh Park.

Councillor Gwen Robinson, Cabinet Lead for Affordable Housing, Communities and CIL, said; “We are keen to learn what is fun, suitable and exciting for all generations using our play areas, whilst gaining an understanding of what these areas mean to our local communities.

“If you are a parent, grandparent or carer who uses a play area with children I would urge you to fill in the survey.  The more responses we get will enable us to design the most exciting play areas possible within the budget and space that is available.” 

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 www.havant.citizenlab.co