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Press Release

Warley Playing Fields set for a revamp

Date: 23 February 2018

Warley Playing Fields is set to get a revamp as part of a significant renovation plan going before Brentwood Borough Council on March 5.

A number of proposed schemes for the area at The Drive in Warley have been considered. Once approved, the contractors will start work and it is hoped that the rejuvenated venue will be open to all in the summer.

Children will be able to try out cable runways, traditional see-saws, climbing frames and roundabouts. A new range of swings will complement the play area with large open swings and large basket swings for more than one person. Special features include equipment that will cater for those with sensory or mobility requirements. 

Community, Health and Housing Committee Chair, Cllr Chris Hossack said: “The money for regenerating the Warley Playing Fields area has been set aside from section 106 funding that the council secured from the developers of the old Warley Training Centre. So it is a great example of how we ensure the wider community gets real return on new building schemes to provide a facility that everyone of every age can enjoy.  I’ve met with residents and shown them the proposed plans and they are delighted to see the ideas for the new scheme – it’s been excellent to have those discussions. We are extremely fortunate to have so much on offer to enjoy in Brentwood, from our many country parks and green belt, to our Leisure Centre and recreation areas like this.” 

A new type of safety surface is being used that will ensure all-weather access and use. New metal railings are part of the plan to provide a new safer entrance along the main road along The Drive. Footpaths and benches will also feature as part of the revitalization.

(Photo is available of Chair Councillor Chris Hossack at the location in Warley Playing Fields)

Media Contact: Lorne Spicer

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