Runnymede's Conservative Council is spending over £1 million to improve play areas, so families can continue to enjoy these facilities for years to come.
Funding for a series of repairs or replacements across the 43 play areas in the borough during 2023-2025 was approved by our councillors. This will cover improvements such as minor surface repairs up to installing new play equipment.
Cllr Chris Howorth, Chair of the Council’s Community Services Committee, said: "Creating an environment in which our residents can live healthier lives, both physically and mentally, is at the heart of our Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Play areas help achieve this by providing an excellent space that allows children to run, explore and learn, whilst developing social skills and friendships.
"The Council is committed to providing freely accessible, well designed, and exciting play areas for the enjoyment of the community. I’m confident that this programme of work will firmly make Runnymede’s play areas among the best in Surrey for families to socialise and have fun."
Work is already under way with 11 play areas across seven locations having surface repairs to improve and maintain a safe play surface.