Hockley Woods playground closed due to upgrade works

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The playground at Hockley Woods will be closed from today (Tuesday 13 June) until 7 July for the installation of exciting new play equipment.

The council is now able to unveil new graphics which show how the playground will look in the future -  with equipment designed to capture the imagination of children for years to come!

The images show the planned ‘Twin Peaks’ climbing frame with slide, a four seat seesaw, spinner, a dish roundabout and a nest swing. There will also be a new ‘Pick up Sticks’ structure for older children, along with ladybird, flower and bee springers for the little ones. The equipment was carefully chosen following a public consultation.
In addition, the council will be a installing picnic benches to enable families to enjoy a picnic in a dog-free environment.  The  benches will be made from timber coppiced at Hockley Woods.

This project was made possible after Rochford District Council managed to obtain £45,000 of funding from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain (CETB), an environmental body which supports community and environmental projects. CETB awards grants under the terms of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), providing funding to a broad range of projects that have as big an impact on the community as possible.  

Cllr Dave Sperring, Portfolio Holder for Environment, said: “I’m looking forward to the opening of the upgraded play area, which will be for the benefit of all residents and visitors to Hockley Woods. We apologise for any inconvenience while the work is being undertaken.”

Further images are available below: 

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