Chesham Town Council is proud of our beautiful parks and open spaces and is committed to making them high quality social, recreational and cultural facilities.
The Council’s Community, Assets, Recreation and Environment committee has formed a Play Areas working group to ensure improvements are identified through consultation with local residents. The working group will also identify funding opportunities that can assist in the development of these facilities.
One of the main aims of the working group is to upgrade the equipment and facilities on offer in Lowndes Park. A survey requesting residents views has been open since 26 July 2022. It closes on 31 August 2022. The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link here.
The Council undertakes annual inspections by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to ensure our play areas are safe. In the current round of reports recommendations were made to remove some equipment in Lowndes Park to ensure the Council provides a safe environment for children to play. The Council took immediate action to remove this equipment.
At the Community, Assets, Recreation and Environment committee on 4 July 2022 the Council agreed to spend £20,000 on repairing equipment. In a few cases equipment has been removed or closed because replacement parts have not been available, due to manufacturing issues and external factors affecting the supply chain. Once parts become available the Council will swiftly fix the equipment and bring it back into use.
Whilst we acknowledge that it can be frustrating that some of the equipment has been removed, the Play Area working group is moving forward as quickly as possible to identify what Chesham residents want to see installed in Lowndes Park. The Council urge residents to take a few minutes to participate in the survey on how you would like to see the future of Lowndes Park.
The Council is confident that with residents’ help and input, new and exciting equipment and facilities can be provided in Lowndes Park to the benefit of all.