Telscombe play area to be given overhaul

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A PLAY area in Telscombe will be revamped thanks to a £20,000 grant from Veolia Environmental Services.

The project at the Kirby Drive play area in Chatsworth Park will involve removing old rotten wooden framed equipment and replace it.

Telscombe Town Council is match funding the offer from Veolia and hopes to complete the work this year.

Chairman of the town council’s amenities and civic centre committee, councillor Brendon Rossiter, said: “It’s great that The Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded this grant and we look forward to working with them to develop and undertake a scheme that will result in the best for the children and young people of Telscombe Cliffs.”

Access will also be improved and the area will be landscaped.

Town clerk Martin Duckworth said the equipment had been at the play area for more than 20 years and now was in need of improving.

In addition the council hopes to replace the tarmac slope with a more natural grass bank.

The grant means the total amount Veolia has awarded to community and environmental projects in the East Sussex over the last three years now stands at £434,731.