Sunninghill and Ascot Parish Council maintain 5 Recreation Areas incorporating 4 Children’s Play Areas
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Children’s Play Areas at Victory Field and Blythewood will reopen from Saturday 15 August 2020
Please observe the guidelines posted at each site for safe use of these facilities
Update on South Ascot Recreation Ground.
The government issued detailed guidelines for opening playparks. As part of the guidelines, the parish council have carried out a detailed RoSPA safety inspection at all our parks, of the sort we would usually have once per year. Unfortunately, the inspection at South Ascot identified several issues of concern and which render the park currently unsafe for children to use.
We are working to have specialist play equipment companies assess how best the park can be made safe. However, the matter is complicated by the fact that the parish council does not own the land and is in complex negotiations with the landowner.
We are very much wanting to update the playpark in view of the fact that much of the equipment has come to the end of its usable life, a fact highlighted by the RoSPA report. The negotiations could not continue during the lockdown period and, until we are able to come to a resolution, the council may not move forward with investing large sums on new equipment.
In the meantime, we are working with contractors to carry out some remedial work which will allow the park to be opened soon but cannot give a date at this time.
We understand how frustrating it is to both the children and parents not to be able to use the play equipment, but our small team is working very hard in order to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.