New play area at Caterham Barracks

A new play area at Caterham Barracks in Caterham on the Hill has now opened for the benefit of local children and visitors. It contains a range of equipment and features to stimulate play in children up to the age of 11 and there is also a picnic area for families. It is situated in an area of public open space which is regularly used for sports and activities.

The play area which cost £40,000 and was installed by play equipment provider eibe, features a number of different pieces of equipment to suit a wide age group of children including flat seat and cradle swings, a basket swing, and two multi play activity centres, one for toddlers and one for juniors. The surfaces have been decorated with colourful shapes and the area is securely fenced.

The project has been supported by Tandridge District Council, Caterham on the Hill Parish Council, Caterham Barracks Community Trust and The Village Association. In December, by agreement with the parties, Tandridge District Council secured the freehold for the play area and work to install the new equipment began shortly afterwards.

Piers Mason, Strategic Director of Place, said: “The installation of this new play area is testimony to the great work by a number of partners in the area. The playground will provide local children with an exciting place to play outdoors and we look forward to seeing the local community come together to enjoy the new equipment.”

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