Two newly-refurbished playgrounds officially opened in Camberley


Monday, 4 September, 2017


Two newly-refurbished playgrounds in Camberley have been officially opened by Surrey Heath Borough Council.

The playgrounds, in Martel Close and Clarence Drive, have been transformed through more than £67,000 of investment.

Deputy Mayor and St Paul’s ward Councillor Dan Adams was joined by fellow ward Councillors Bill and Vivienne Chapman at the event, along withSHBC Executive Head of Business Daniel Harrison.

In the Clarence Drive play area, the existing equipment has been completely replaced with new play pieces including a trampoline, multi-play unit, nest swing, see-saw, play panels and springer. A new area of adult gym equipment has also been added around the perimeter of the playground. 

In Martel Close, the existing equipment was refurbished and repainted, and new pieces added including a nest swing, pick up sticks climbing frame, roundabout, a multi play unit and various activity panels. 

Both play areas have had safe all weather surfaces installed. Following consultation with local residents, the playgrounds have been designed to offer exciting experiences for younger and older age groups.

The renovation of both play areas was funded by developer contributions related to the Wellington Park housing development.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Dan Adams said: “I’m delighted to see these amazing play areas opened today – encouraging children to be active outdoors is really important, and who could resist with such great facilities on our doorstep?

“We are proud of our fantastic parks and open spaces in Surrey Heath, and keeping them updated is important to us.

“Earlier this year the Council also agreed a Borough-wide playground improvement scheme that will see more areas of Surrey Heath benefit from improved play facilities.”

The play area improvement scheme is worth over £650,000, with the improvements due to be implemented over the next three years.

Playgrounds earmarked for refurbishment/replacement as part of this scheme include:

·         Briar Avenue, Lightwater

·         Cheylesmore Drive Play Area, Heatherside

·         Chobham Road Recreation Ground, Frimley

·         Evergreen Road Play Area, Parkside

·         Frimley Lodge Park

·         Lightwater Country Park

·         Loman Road, Mytchett & Deepcut

·         London Road Recreation Ground, St Michaels

·         Old Dean Recreation Ground

·         Watchetts Recreation Ground

·         Whitmoor Road,Bagshot.