Ahoy there! Kids set sail at new pirate-themed play park

Opening of refurbished play area in St George's Road, Bexhill. Children from Chantry Community Primary School with Cllr Jonathan Johnson, Rother District Council cabinet member for young people, sport and leisure SUS-161017-100438001
Opening of refurbished play area in St George's Road, Bexhill. Children from Chantry Community Primary School with Cllr Jonathan Johnson, Rother District Council cabinet member for young people, sport and leisure SUS-161017-100438001

Youngsters in Bexhill can enjoy a swashbuckling adventure with the opening of a newly refurbished play area in the town.

The facility in St George’s Road, in Old Town, has received a £50,000 transformation with funding from Rother District Council and features state-of-the-art equipment based on a pirate theme.

Opening of refurbished play area in St George's Road, Bexhill. Children from Chantry Community Primary School with Cllr Jonathan Johnson, Rother District Council cabinet member for young people, sport and leisure SUS-161017-100519001

Opening of refurbished play area in St George's Road, Bexhill. Children from Chantry Community Primary School with Cllr Jonathan Johnson, Rother District Council cabinet member for young people, sport and leisure SUS-161017-100519001

It includes a pirate ship slide tower, crocodile bench seat, seesaw featuring dolphins and sharks and pirate combination unit including a slide, overhead bars and wobbly plank bridge.

The final design was picked in a vote by children at Chantry Community Primary School and King Offa Primary Academy.

Cllr Jonathan Johnson, Rother District Council cabinet member for young people, sport and leisure, said: “The refurbishment has transformed the play area into a really, modern, interactive facility which the children love.

“The wide variety of play equipment on offer provides opportunities for play and social interaction for youngsters from a wide range of ages and abilities, and features equipment not available anywhere else in the district.”

Opening of refurbished play area in St George's Road, Bexhill. Children from Chantry Community Primary School SUS-161017-100452001

Opening of refurbished play area in St George's Road, Bexhill. Children from Chantry Community Primary School SUS-161017-100452001

In response to requests from parents, the play area, which had previously become boggy and wet during the winter months, has been fully surfaced with a rubber coating.

The new facility, which opened for the first time on Friday (October 14) was designed and built by specialist play equipment company Kompan Ltd.

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Opening of refurbished play area in St George's Road, Bexhill. Children from Chantry Community Primary School SUS-161017-100507001

Opening of refurbished play area in St George's Road, Bexhill. Children from Chantry Community Primary School SUS-161017-100507001

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