Four swings within Chalkwell Park

Southend-on-Sea City Council, in collaboration with Ground Control Professional Services, is seeking resident input on proposed playground improvements across the city’s parks.

The council is planning the refurbishment of playgrounds in Priory Park, Southchurch Park, Chalkwell Park, Bournes Green Park, Belfairs Park, Oakwood Park, and Friars Park. With an investment of £1 million from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), these upgrades aim to enhance recreational facilities for residents of all ages.

Planned refurbishments include a range of improvements, including the addition of new playground equipment, improved pathways, maintenance of existing structures, better safety standards, integration with natural surroundings and improved biodiversity and better air quality, and inclusivity and better accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

Residents are encouraged to review the proposed designs for each park's play area, available on the council's Your Say Southend website, before taking part in the consultation. Your feedback will play a vital role in shaping the future of our city's parks.

The consultation closes at 5 pm on Monday 6 May 2024. To participate and have your say, visit Your Say Southend.

Published: Thursday, 21st March 2024