New play area for Glebe Meadow

Local resident tries to stop Councillors from turfing kids off to have a go

Local resident tries to stop Councillors from turfing kids off to have a go

Local children and families are set to benefit from a new play area at Glebe Meadow, Bishopstoke that they helped to design.

The  new £50k community scheme was funded by Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath Local Area Committee and includes an extended toddler area with two multiplay climbing and slide units for different ages, swings, an ‘orbit’ roundabout (accessible for wheelchairs), ‘a springy’ seesaw and spinners all with rubbercrumb safety surfacing.

There’s also a zone for older children that includes a ‘basket swing’ and a basketball and kick wall area with rubber mesh reinforcement to the grass around it making it suitable for all year round use.

The scheme was developed following extensive consultation with the community, children at local schools and users of the park. Final design options were displayed at the site where users chose their favourite option.

Chair of the Local Area Committee Roger Smith says:

“It’s great to be able to respond to the wishes of local people by providing high quality play facilities and improvements to their local park.”

“The scheme has been designed to widen the opportunity for play and informal recreation whilst maintaining the use of the park by a wide range of local users”.

This scheme is part of the Bishopstoke, Fair Oak & Horton Heath Local Area Committees commitment to ensuring children and families are able to enjoy a wide range of outdoor healthy leisure activities across the three villages.

source: Eastleigh Borough Council