UPDATE on Castle Batch all inclusive play area. This week and work is progressing with approx. 50% of the surfaced area is now stoned, there is a small section of excavation to complete where the skip is standing. It is anticipated the stoning up will be complete next week.
Weston super Mare Town Council was fortunate to engage with a diverse audience when carrying out public consultation.
We started by consulting SEND Coordinators at three local schools to develop a consultation questionnaire. We wanted to ensure that not only were we engaging in the right way, we were asking the right questions.
We developed two questionnaires, one for park users and the other for parents, careers and teachers.
We were overwhelmed with the response, which was unlike any we have received previously. We also hosted two open days at Castle Batch, and an evening for community stakeholders.
All the information we gathered was given to play providers who created the chosen design for the redevelopment. The chosen design is reflective of the consultation data we received, and interpreted by designers who are in the top of their field and have created similar parks before.