Rayleigh play area transformed with £50k grant

If you go down to Grove Woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. The playground at Grove Woods Recreation Ground, Rayleigh, has been transformed by new investment and is now fully open to the community.

The play space and recreation area has benefited from a £50,000 grant made up from funding by Rochford District Council and Veolia Environment Trust.

As well as the existing equipment, the Council has added exciting new attractions, including a new zip wire, a junior and toddler multi-play area, including climbing frames and slides, and new basket swing.

Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment and Place, Cllr Dave Sperring said: “I would like to give a big thank you to the council’s Woodland and Open Spaces team whose passion and commitment has driven this exciting project forward, providing a better play space for local children.

“We know how important play areas are to families and how they will benefit us all and future generations too.

“This whole project has always been about improving local play facilities for local children and I am really pleased we have managed to successfully achieve this via the match funding scheme. I encourage everyone to visit the park and enjoy some time outdoors.”

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Mick Ferris

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