Overhaul on the way for ‘dated’ Rosemead Play Area

Rosemead Play Area

Littlehampton Town Council will be giving the play area in its Rosemead Park, off Fitzalan Road a full upgrade, a decision made as part of the new Council’s priorities.

A budget has been set to enhance the surroundings of the long-standing popular Park by Easter 2020 but before work gets underway the views of the community are being sought.

The community engagement launched last Saturday at the Town Show & Family Fun Day, the annual community celebration held at Rosemead Park, to a positive reception by event goers. People showed a big interest in the play area being upgraded and, through a questionnaire, provided an insight into how they currently use the park, how often, and how useful they feel these new proposed facilities would be.

Speaking about the project, Chair of the Community Resources Committee, Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper said: “I am delighted that we have secured funding to upgrade this community space and I urge residents to have a say about the project. The Park is used by many different groups of people from young families to dog walkers and we want the facilities to be enjoyed by the whole community and for it to continue to be a valued asset for future generations.”

Residents can share their views by completing the online survey. Paper questionnaires are also available from the Town Council Offices in Church Street. The public consultation ends on 11th October.

The survey responses will help to develop a project plan before appointing a contractor to carry out the work.