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Tell us what you think of play area re-vamp plans

Published: Thursday, 12 January, 2023

Five play areas are set for a £300,000 re-vamp and we’re asking residents for their views on what they could look like.

Drop-in sessions will be held in Paganhill, Dursley, Stroud and Stonehouse later this month and all are welcome to tell us what they think.

“We had an overwhelming response from more than 500 residents when we asked for views on how play areas could be improved, in June last year.” said SDC Community Services and Licensing Committee Chair, Chris Brine.

“Five priority play areas were identified for investment using the £300,000 Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) funding and now that we’re working with a contractor, we need residents’ views.”

One of the council’s three main priorities is Community Resilience and Wellbeing, and the funding will be to update the play areas with equipment which is fun and fit for purpose. The COMF provides funding to local authorities in England to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and support local public health.

“Play areas are vital for the health and wellbeing of young children and their families, and we want them to reflect our communities’ needs,” said SDC Community Services and Licensing Committee Vice-Chair Beki Aldam.

The council and contractor Kompan we will be running community consultation events on the following dates:


Play Area

Consultation Venue



Archway Gardens, Paganhilll

Paganhill Community hub

18th January 2023


Cambridge Avenue, Dursley

Dursley Primary School

19th January 2023


Mason Road, Stroud

Top of Town Community Hub

24th January 2023


Wharfdale Way, Stonehouse

Park Infants School

26th January 2023


Acacia Drive, Dursley

Acacia Drive Play Area

31st January 2023



After the consultation events, two designs for each play area will be published for the community to vote on the final design on the play area that will be installed by Summer 2023.

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