The new upgraded Luxford play area reopened on Saturday 19th September 2020, which will be a great central attraction within the town.
The new design for the play area was chosen following a public consultation in February 2020 and has a castle theme. The site is slightly wider and shorter which will make it easier for children to be supervised while using the new equipment.
As part of the design for the new play area it was important to make it accessible. Consequently, included in the new play area is an accessible (wheelchair) ramp into the main ‘Uckfield Castle’, a sensory pathway with more musical equipment and an extra flat seat swing and additional inclusive seating.
At the Luxford play area reopening The “Ribbon” was cut by the Uckfield Town Mayor Cllr Spike Mayhew with the Dpt Mayor Cllr Jackie Love and other Town Councillor’s in attendance. Also at the official opening was Dylan Trigwell, who won the local schools’ poster competition to design a fantasy play area. As part of his prize Dylan had his poster ‘brought to life’ by a professional graphic illustrator. Dylan was also first to be able to try out some of the equipment.
The equipment in Luxford play area had been cleaned and sprayed ready for the reopening and a full ROSPA safety check had been carried out
The Mayor Spike Mayhew, Cllr. Jez Beesley, Cllr Chris Macve (hiding) Mark Francis – Facilities Manager and Dep Mayor Cllr Jackie Love
The Mayor Spike Mayhew Mark Francis, Dylan Trigwell and Jez Beesley
Town Clerk – Holly Goring
Holly Goring and the media pack!
PCSO Sue Choppin
ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)