Toggle menu

Wheelie bins

Latest updates on rollout of wheelie bins for refuse in Lewes district

Children enjoy council's playground makeovers

Playgrounds across the district have been upgraded thanks to a £400,000 improvement programme by Lewes District Council over two years.

Cllr Maples and children at De La Warr Green

Cllr Maples and children at De La Warr Green
The council is on track to enhance and install new equipment at around 20 play areas by summer 2024, with most already completed.

These are Downs Rec, Aquila Park, Chalvington Field and The Peverells in Seaford; The Forges in Ringmer; Cinquefoil Play Area in Peacehaven; Longpark Corner in Ditchling; The Martletts in South Chailey; as well as a number of playgrounds in Lewes.

Councillor Wendy Maples, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Wellbeing, said: "It's great to see youngsters across a range of ages having fun with the new equipment.

"Of course, outdoor play areas come into their own in spring and summer, but I've been seeing children enjoying our newly refurbished play areas in (almost!) all weathers. It really shows how important these spaces are."

Work is soon to begin on the remaining play areas: Hillcrest Court in Newhaven, Valley Dip in Seaford, and Malling Rec and Stanley Turner Rec, both in Lewes.

The new play equipment is designed to appeal to different age groups and to children with different interests, needs and abilities. Benches and picnic tables are being added in some playgrounds to make the spaces more family friendly.

Photo shows Cllr Maples with children enjoying new play equipment

Published on January 4, 2024.

More ways to receive our news