Play time is on the horizon in Bognor Regis!


play area Construction of a new play area is set to start on the seafront in Bognor Regis.

Public consultation carried out last September showed that an overwhelming 95% of respondents wanted to see a new play facility aimed at a range of ages and abilities.

Arun District Council has chosen award-winning playground supplier, Kompan Ltd, to install the new play area.

Its imaginative designs incorporate the use of sea creatures, a theme chosen by residents in the consultation, and include a wide range of play equipment, along with seating and equipment designed for youngsters with disabilities.

Councillor Paul Wotherspoon, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “We are pleased that construction is set to get underway next month, ready for a spring opening. We have listened to what the public wanted and are confident that they will be delighted with the results of this project to bring a fantastic play area to the heart of Bognor Regis.”

Councillor Phil Hitchins, Chairman of the Bognor Regis Regeneration Sub-Committee, said: “I believe that the designs truly reflect what families want to see on the seafront, which is a modern, exciting play area that young people will really enjoy and want to visit over and over again.”

The construction is due to start in March with the play area set to open in spring 2018.