The Neighbourhood Plan public consultation concluded that the Riverside Playground equipment has served well but does not fit with today’s needs and has no relevance.

Quotes have been obtained to construct a new playground to support the development of physical activity, learning and well-being.  The professional planners have put forward designs that fit the brief.  It will include a rubber mulch base that will keep the site clean with equipment for the very young upwards.  There have been other suggestions to include a beginner level  skate-boarding/BMX bike area on the existing site or in front of the MUGA

We consulted with the community using the form below at our Annual Assembly on 20th March and plan to also consult with the school, playgroups and village associations to get their views and then the next challenge will be obtain the necessary funds.

PLAYGROUND REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
PLAYGROUND LOCATION
Keep existing location behind the MUGA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     YES/NO
Move to a new location in front of the  MUGA                                                                                                                                                                                                                             YES/NO
SKATE BOARDING AREA
Include a beginners piece of skate boarding equipment                                                                                                                                                                                                           YES/NO
Are you interested in sponsoring a piece of equipment                                                                                                                                                                                                             YES/NO
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Introduction for FUNDRAISING:

Sedlescombe Public Playing-field & Recreation Ground Trust.

Under the Charity Commission scheme dated 26th August 1971 Sedlescombe Parish Council became the sole trustees of the Trust covering an area of 1.8 acres of land beside the river in Sedlescombe.  The purpose of the Trust is for the provision and maintenance of a recreation ground for the benefit of the inhabitants of Sedlescombe and the neighbourhood.  In 2018 the Parish Council initiated a Neighbourhood Plan in which public consultation took place and the playground was one of the topics.  The feedback concluded that over 20% agreed that the Riverside Playground equipment had served well but does not fit with today’s needs and has little relevance.  This led to the Trust obtaining quotes to construct a new playground and with equipment to support the development of physical activity, learning and well-being in a more fun and constructive manner.  The playground planning professionals have put forward designs that fit this brief.  The playground area will include a rubber mulch base to keep the site clean with equipment for the very young upwards.  On the 20th March 2019 at our Parish Council Annual Assembly we presented the new designs for the public’s views, their response was very much in favour.  The site also includes a multi-use games area (MUGA) that is in constant use.

The Trust and the Parish Council are in agreement that the refurbishment of the recreation area will benefit future generations.