Making a difference where you live

Playground consultations – Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 playground consultation surveys have now closed – thank you to all those who took the time to give us their valuable feedback.

Our Specialist Advisors are now in the process of using this feedback to shape the plans for improving these playgrounds. Works are anticipated to begin in Spring 2024 to upgrade these areas in-line with what our residents have said they would like to see.

To read a report on the findings for each playground, use the links below:

Hillcrest Court Playground survey report

Malling Rec survey report

Stanley Turner survey report

Valley Dip Play Area in Seaford survey report

Making play a priority

We are spending £400,000 over the next two years on bringing these vital outdoor areas up to the high standards residents expect.

The work has already started with plans being drawn up and user group consultation underway.

Play areas in Ditchling, Newhaven, Lewes, Peacehaven, Seaford, South Chailey and Ringmer will all see upgrades and equipment replaced.

The play areas will be designed to be all inclusive and to provide a range of play facilities for different age groups.

Lewes District Playarea
Zoe Nicholson

Councillor Zoe Nicholson, Leader of Lewes District Council, said:

“Local play areas in Lewes district have suffered from underinvestment and I have made it a top priority to commit significant funding to improving them for local families.”