Six parks are to have new play equipment installed in the coming weeks, Brighton and Hove City Council said today (Wednesday 6 June).
Work is due to start in the play areas at Farm Green, in Bevendean, Hangleton Park, Mile Oak Recreation Ground, Preston Park, Queen’s Park and Victoria Rec, in Portslade.
The council said: “The work, which should be completed in time for the school summer holidays, includes new swings at Preston Park, Farm Green and Victoria Recreation Ground.
“A new ‘sway alley bridge’ and train will be installed at Queen’s Park while Hangleton Park will be getting a new climbing frame and slide.”
The total budget for the work is £110,000 with the cost in Preston Park and Queen’s Park being funded from money paid by local developers, known as “section 106” contributions.
The council added: “Work at Farm Green, Hangleton Park, Victoria Recreation Ground and further work in Queen’s Park is being covered by additional council funding allocated last year.
“All work should be completed and the playgrounds reopened by (Friday) 20 July.
“The work is being carried out by two local companies Foster Landscapes and Cosmo Construction and information signs with details of the improvements will be erected in parks before the works start.
“In a separate project, Mile Oak playground will benefit from new cradle swings, monkey bars and drums, with work due to start next week.”
Councillor Gill Mitchell, chair of the environment committee said: “I’m really pleased that we have been able to identify funding to improve these popular playgrounds and provide plenty of fun for children across the city all summer long.”
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