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Merstham Recreation Ground refurbishment

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  1. 1. You are here: Merstham Rec - a park for everyone
  2. 2. Consultation

1. Merstham Rec - a park for everyone

The Council is investing £1.5 million to refurbish Merstham Recreation Ground, the park, located between Weldon Way and Albury Road.

We know Merstham Rec is an important open space for local people, as well as for people who live in other areas and use it, so, we want to make sure we deliver the improvements people want.

We want to enable more people to enjoy the open space and use its facilities, whether it’s to walk the dog, exercise, meet and relax or just enjoy the outdoors.

The plans focus on providing:

  • play and fun
  • access for all
  • an asset for the community
  • access to nature
  • improved wellbeing
  • ways to help people be active.

Update on proposals - December 2021

Consultation and engagement with residents, local groups, organisations and sports clubs since September 2020 has helped us to understand what you like and don’t like about the Rec and what you would like to see in the future. This has helped us develop and update the designs. 

We want to share the latest round of designs with you ahead of submitting a detailed planning application for the scheme in the coming weeks. We have sent a newsletter to Merstham residents to update them on the proposals, which you can view below.

If you have any comments on the plans, or need any additional information, please email [email protected].

What’s next?

We are aiming to submit planning application later in December 2021, which we hope will achieve planning permission in February 2022.

If planning permission is granted, in spring 2022 we will develop the technical design, tender for the works and appoint a contractor to construct the scheme.

We anticipate that the chosen contractor will start work in the summer 2022 and be complete by the end of 2022.

There are some other things that we would like to improve in the park which are outside the scope of our budget at this time (detailed in our proposals). We will be working to try to secure more funds, such as through grants, so that we can progress these if possible.