Brighton and Hove playground improvements halted

Posted On 21 Jul 2010 at 7:54 am

Government cuts have halted plans to improve 11 playgrounds in Brighton and Hove.

Brighton and Hove City Council has been told with immediate effect by to halt spending under the Playbuilder scheme until further notice.

The council is in the second year of the Playbuilder scheme to redevelop 22 playgrounds funded through a £1.1 million Government grant. Work on 11 parks has already been completed, but 11 more were due to be improved this year. Consultation and design work has been carried out, but construction has not yet started.

Council Leader Mary Mears said: “We have worked closely with residents in the areas involved to improve these parks and playspaces and it is very disappointing to have to put the plans on hold.

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“Until we receive further information from the Government regarding the funding we have to put the project on hold, but we can assure residents that we are committed to providing high quality playspaces for children will be exploring all options available to us.”

The parks affected are:

  • Barn Rise
  • Bexhill Road
  • Coldean (Wolseley Road)
  • East Brighton Park
  • Easthill Park
  • Happy Valley
  • Hodshrove Wood
  • Mackie Avenue
  • Saltdean Oval
  • Whitehawk (Near St Cuthman’s Church)
  • Whitehawk (North)

Work will continue with as planned to improve the playgrounds at Stoneham Park, St Ann’s Well Park, Wish Park and Tarner Park which are funded by Section 106 developer’s contributions.

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