Verulamium Park Playground

VP playground_2016_05When I stood for election last May I told residents I wanted to take action on litter, verge destruction, fly-tipping and to help drive a refresh of Verulamium Park playground. Today I’m really pleased that you can have your say on the playground via a survey officers have just put live on the Council website. What age range should it cater for? Should it stay in its current place or move closer to the splash park?

I’m certain families across the district will have ideas of what they’d love to see in place of the current play equipment,  so please do share your views. Our flagship park deserves something really special and the first step is to understand what the community wants.

Funding

The project has a starter kitty of £50K of section 106 money (money given to the council by developers of King Harry Park, specifically to improve local leisure amenities) and will probably need to raise another £200K from crowd-funding, grants and community fundraisers.

Timeline

The aim is to agree plans by the autumn, fundraise throughout 2016 and create the new play area by late spring/summer 2017. This is a grassroots project and I’m hoping residents will come forward with bid-writing skills, energy to run fundraisers and enthusiasm to join a working party to shape the design. The first step is the survey and then a public meeting (information to follow).

Survey open until 19th June

To share your views, please complete the short online survey by Sunday 19th June.