The Town Council is committed to providing safe and enjoyable play areas for children. We’re pleased to announce a series of improvements and maintenance works scheduled for our local play spaces. Please see the details for each area below. More areas will follow in the future and when we have dates we will let you know.
Dates are may change due to weather and staff availability.

Ashcombe Upper & Lower
– Ashcombe Upper: Wet pour repair works will recommence from 18th March to 22nd March 2024.The play area will be closed during wet pour repairs.
– Ashcombe Lower: Following the Upper repairs, we will commence on 25th March and conclude by 5th April 2024.

Maltlands Park
– General Maintenance: Starting 8th April, we will erect Herris Fencing, and maintenance will run until 19th April, during which the park will be closed temporarily.
– Play Equipment: The toddler multi-play will be removed from 17th April to 19th April, with the soil and turf reinstated by 23rd April.
– Slide Relocation: The green slide will be moved and secured from 24th April to 26th April, necessitating a temporary entrance closure.
– Landscaping: Bramble removal and grass trimming are scheduled for 29th April to 1st May.
– Weather Dependent: Additional maintenance days are set aside from 1st May to 3rd May, should weather delay any works.

Byron Rec
– Fencing and Structure Removal: Herris Fencing will go up from 20th May to 24th May, during which the Gorilla wooden structure will be removed.
– Surface Work: From 27th May to 7th June, we will be replacing green matting, re-turfing, and installing new rubber matting.
– Swings and Painting: Swings will be reinstalled on 10th and 11th June, and hop scotch will be painted onto the tarmac on 10th June.
– Grounds Maintenance: Grass mowing and tidying is set for 11th and 12th June.

Uphill Toddlers and Ellenborough East
– Wet Pour Repairs: Work on the swings at Uphill Toddlers and Ellenborough East will take place from 20th June to 28th June 2024. The play area will be closed during wet pour repairs.

Millennium Green
– Fencing and Multi Play: Herris Fencing will be erected on 1st July, and the multi-play area will be closed for maintenance on the following day.
– Bramble Removal and Grounds Work: Cleaning of the entrance area is scheduled for 3rd to 5th July, with grounds maintenance on 8th July.

Grove Park
– Herris Fencing: The park will be closed for one day on 9th July for Herris Fencing installation.
– Multi Play and Grounds: Multi-play equipment removal and ground maintenance will occur from 10th July to 12th July.

All Play Areas
– Re-painting Equipment: A comprehensive re-painting of play equipment across all areas will start on 15th July and is expected to be completed by 5th August 2024.

We appreciate your understanding as these works may temporarily affect access to the play areas. These improvements are crucial in maintaining our commitment to providing high-quality and safe recreational spaces for our community. For any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact the Town Council’s communications officer