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07 Apr 2020

Further update on playground timings

We had been waiting for the play equipment for Sherford's first playground to arrive, some of which had been delayed as it was being made to order. However, the Coronavirus situation has now paused work on the playground and across the site to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all those associated with Sherford.

 

Although disappointing, unfortunately these delays are out of our control. When the Government restrictions lift and work begins again at Sherford, we will have a better idea of the revised timings for the competition and opening of the playground.

 

Once installed, the area will be inspected by RoSPA before opening to the public. Some landscaping will take place after that, planting trees and shrubs at times best suited to help them flourish. In due course, we will make plans to celebrate the arrival of the playground and promise there will be much to look forward to.

 

To recap, this exciting space will have everything from climbing nets and structures, to rotating balance beams and a fireman pole. One key element will be a large piece of ‘multi use’ equipment, which will feature gangways, a slide, nets, climbing walls and balance beams. Classic playground staples like swings and slides will sit alongside a climbing whirl and stepping posts.

 

We are also pleased to announce a couple of additional pieces of equipment and adaptations to the design. The playground will have some wheelchair accessible elements, including a piece of auditory equipment (a large wooden Xylophone) and improved access to the jungle swing. We are delighted that Sherford’s first playground will be an inclusive space that all resident families can enjoy. 

 

Even with the unavoidable change to the timings, this playground will be delivered far sooner than ever planned. The type of playground being delivered will be a Neighbourhood Equipped Area for Play (a NEAP), was not due to arrive at Sherford for at least another five years, so this has been brought forward significantly to provide a great quality play area, much sooner.

 

We will let you know of any further updates when we are in a position to provide more information.

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