Published Thursday, 1st December 2016

An opening ceremony for the new Chipstead Mead Playground took place on Wednesday 16 November following a revamp by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. The Deputy Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, Councillor Keith Foreman, ward Councillor John Stephenson and Councillor Dr Lynne Hack, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services were in attendance, accompanied by children and parents from Chipstead Village Pre-School.

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Keith Foreman; Cllr Dr Lynne Hack, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services; Cllr John Stephenson, ward Councillor for Chipstead, Hooley & Woodmansterne with children from Chipstead Village Pre-School and their parentsThe park installation was part of the Council’s rolling play area replacement programme. The equipment was a total replacement, with the latest play designs, of the equipment that was installed in 2004. The new equipment includes both toddler and junior play houses with slides, a roundabout, toddler and junior swings, and an overhead glide for older children.

'Looking after our Greenspaces'

Councillor Dr Lynne Hack, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services, said of the investment, “One of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s main priorities is to encourage healthy lifestyles and to also look after our much loved greenspaces. I am delighted that this investment has given the children refreshed play equipment to enjoy for years to come.”

This work was funded by the Council’s capital budget for play area improvements at a cost of £80k and was managed by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Greenspaces department. 

For more information see our Directory of play areas, parks and countryside