Play Areas

April 25th, 2023

Press Release


Chesham Town Council are pleased to announce the new play area at Nashleigh Hill Recreation Ground is now complete and open to the public.

The play area was funded by Chesham Town Council and the Chesham and Villages Community Board, as part of the Council’s on-going commitment to improving play areas in the town. The Town Council have invested £45,000 in phase one of this project.

The Council have worked with local residents to identify the new equipment required and a further phase of work shall be completed once further funds become available.

Chesham Town Council


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.

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 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.

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