We want to build and support strong, active and inclusive communities across the Parish to encourage people to take an active part in making decisions, delivering and influencing services across the Parish.
Country Park Play Area
New Adventure Play Comes to Southwater
Many people think of play areas as being for only younger children. But think again when you visit Southwater where the new and improved Adventure Play Area will open at Southwater Country Park on 31st March 2010.
Following consultation with Country Park users, especially pupils from Southwater Junior School, the modern design of the new adventure play equipment offers unique and exciting play for all ages of children. Together with a larger play space and refurbished equipment for the younger visitor this new adventure play area will have something to offer everyone.
Funded by a grant from the National Lottery this new equipment will make the play area much more exciting and challenging. New features include:
A newly stabilised earth mound in the play area, with a huge 6 meter high Birds Nest Tree climbing net installed at the top of the mound. This unique design will enable daring climbers to reach heights of 58 meters above sea level, with panoramic views across the Park.
A 10 meter long net Rope Tunnel to reach the top of the mound – the only one of its kind in the District.
Two new items of spinning play equipment for younger children.
The existing swings, zip wire and climbing frame have all been renovated, including new safety surfacing.
This new development is just one more improvement to play opportunities that are taking place across the Horsham District as part of Horsham District Council’s Play Strategy and Action Plan for the Horsham District.
For details about Southwater Country Park and it’s new adventure play area please contact:
Steve Delahunt, Countryside Services Manager, Southwater Country Park, Cripplegate Lane, Southwater, Southwater. RH13 7UN.
Tel: 01403 731218. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Work is being carried out to lay part of the old hedge along Stakes Lane, next to Ben’s Field (part of Southwater Country Park).
This is a traditional method of managing hedges: The trees are partly cut and laid to form a dense lower growing hedge. The hedge will regrow and in time make a thicker barrier which is also much better for wildlife, such as butterflies and nesting birds.
For more information please contact Steve Delahunt, Head Countryside Warden on 01403 731218 or email email@example.com