Hartham play area unanimously approved

Example of the tower structure in a child's climbing frame/slide
At Wednesday’s East Herts Development Management Committee meeting (8 January), councillors unanimously voted to approve the exciting new plans for Hartham play area in Hertford, specifically discussed was the twin tree top towers unit.

The aim of the redevelopment is to create a fun and varied play area with inclusive equipment and different landscapes to capture the imagination. This includes features that take inspiration from the rivers and woodland in the park and will include seating and picnic areas for fun, family days out. 

This project is a fantastic example of the community’s contribution and commitment to shaping the future of their local area. The Hertford Playground Alliance successfully led the community crowd funding, achieving £11,655. At last night's meeting, Councillor Sally Newton took the opportunity to thank the group for their support and contribution to the project. 

Eric Buckmaster, executive member for wellbeing, East Herts Council, said: "I am pleased that my peers and council officers could see the benefits of such a community enriching project. This new play space has the potential to be a destination for the town and a great place for families to enjoy time and time again.

The priority has always been to ensure that local children are at the heart of our plans and to encourage the wider community to get involved. As such, Groundwork East and East Herts Council will be holding a community planting day on Friday 21 February from 10am - 2pm. All ages are welcome and it would be great to see everyone pulling together to create something beautiful."

The build is scheduled to be completed summer 2020.