Rushmoor Borough Council is asking local families to get involved in helping to choose the final design for the new playground at Southwood Country Park in Farnborough.

The invite follows an earlier public consultation last autumn where residents said they would like to see a natural playground in keeping with the country park setting. 

The council is now seeking designs from playground providers as part of a tendering process and need local families likely to use the facility to help decide on the final winning design. 

The proposed children's play area will be a similar size to the play areas in Manor Park, Aldershot and Moor Road Playing Fields, Farnborough, but with a design and equipment that fits with the country park setting so that it complements the natural environment. 

Families who sign up to help will receive an online survey and will be asked to decide on their favourite design during May.  

Anyone interested in joining the online panel should email regeneration@rushmoor.gov.uk with their name, email address and postcode. This gives the council permission to send email updates alongside the final shortlist of playground designs and an evaluation sheet. 

Rushmoor Borough Council's Cabinet member for Major Projects and Property, Councillor Martin Tennant, said: "We've involved residents in the Southwood Country Park project all the way through and this is another innovative way they can get involved in helping to shape the facilities. 

"The visitor centre and café will be a huge asset to our borough, and a real magnet for families, especially with a brand-new play area. I can't wait to see this brilliant facility up and running." 

 

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