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Press Release

Play park refurbishment

26 September 2022

Play area improvements continue across Borough

As part of a five-year programme of play area improvements, Fareham Borough Council is preparing to commence work in three play areas from the start of October.

Play areas at Kenwood Road in Portchester, Blackbrook Park in Fareham and Kites Croft Close in Titchfield Common will all receive improvement works during October.

The following improvement work is planned for each location:

All three play areas will also receive fresh paint on existing equipment, refreshed floor graphics and a general tidy up where necessary.

Fareham Borough Council worked closely with local groups and residents to get their views on the intended equipment and improvements. Communication panels will also be installed following the suggestion of a local resident and inclusive equipment to ensure children of all abilities can play together. The improvements also reflect the environmental commitments of both the Council and the contractor, Kompan, with equipment made from eco-friendly and recycled materials wherever possible.

West Street play area in the town centre was also included in the improvement programme for this year. However, works were undertaken earlier in the year to tie in with the Falklands Anniversary and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The works included Union Jacks and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee wooden flags attached to the play structure, new inclusive play panels, and all the equipment was re-painted, repaired where needed and given a general tidy up.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Sue Walker, said: “This year is the fifth and final year of our five-year programme of improvements. I am looking forward to these last three play areas being completed and hope children and families enjoy the additional play equipment that will be added to them. I would like to thank all the residents and groups who gave us their input and helped us deliver what our local children really want and need to keep them fit, healthy, sociable, and engaged.” 

For more information about play areas in the Borough please visit



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