From the District Council website:
“Local families are set to benefit from £45,000 of funding for Hockley Woods playground– and we want your views on how it should be spent!
Rochford District Council is celebrating the news that we will be receiving the funds from Cory Environmental Trust to improve and maintain the popular site.
A public consultation for this exciting project will run from Monday 6th March to Sunday 19th March 2017. The results of this consultation will be used as part of the decision making process as to which design will be implemented. The aim is to have these new facilities available by the school summer holidays. The playground area remains open in the mean-time.
The majority of the equipment that is currently in the playarea will be retained and repaired. The hexagonal swings (which are currently out of action) will be removed, as well as the springers, making way for the new equipment. When we started this project we used information from previous ROSPA inspection reports, previous consultation data and catalogues to come up with a specification for the play area companies to work to.
In addition to the new play equipment, we will be installing a sun canopy which will have picnic benches underneath. This will provide shelter from both the sun and rain and enable families to enjoy a picnic in a dog-free environment. The benches will be made from timber coppiced at Hockley Woods.”
You can take part in the consulation , on which particular equipment designs to buy, by clicking here.