Council plans to spend £75,000 on play facilities

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THOUSANDS of pounds will be spent on a improving a playground.

Fareham Borough Council is planning to make revamp King George V play area in Locks Heath.

To make sure they give the residents what they want, the council wants to know what play equipment and facilities people living in the area want to see.

Residents are encouraged to take part in a consultation running until November 21 and share their comments, ideas and suggestions on how best to improve the existing facilities.

Executive member for leisure and community Councillor Connie Hockley said it’s important the residents get involved.

She said: ‘It’s so important that people get involved with the consultation. This will help to ensure the equipment will meet the needs of the children, young people and families that use the park.’

A total of £75,000 has been allocated towards improving the play area and the facilities it has to offer.

Improvements are due to be completed by late spring next year. Councillor Keith Evans, Locks Heath ward representative, said: ‘This is a significant investment and one which we are hoping to make across the whole of the borough.

‘It great that we are asking people what they would like to see and we do hope residents get back to us.

‘Without question it is important to ask people who use the area what they want to see rather than us making the decision.

‘The play parks cover a wide age range so it’s important to get a good range of facilities and equipment.

‘But improving play areas is something we hope to do throughout the borough and we have already done it in Titchfield after a consultation.’

He said the current equipment will be looked at and it will be considered if it needs replacing.

Questionnaires will be sent to residents living close to the park to complete and return.

But any residents who have not received a questionnaire and would like to get involved can complete a questionnaire online by visiting fareham.gov.uk/consultations.

Alternatively, they can request one to be sent to them. Call the council on 01329 236 100 or email ewatts@fareham.gov.uk