By Haddenham Webteam - 29th September 2013 8:39am
The Parish Council is about to replace the childrens' play slide in Banks Park (on the West side of the Village Hall) and relocate the new one to a point further way from the road, deeper onto the grassy area next to the Scout & Guide Hall.
Three choices are being considered, with prices ranging from £6,000 — £8,500 including installation. Haddenham-based parents and carers of young children aged 3-8 years are being invited to offer their comments and express their preferences before a final decision is made.
Please take a look at the images shown, and let Gill Dudley (Clerk to the Parish Council) have your comments, either in person (her office is on the South-East corner of the Village Hall, near the external entrance to the Walter Rose Room), by telephone (01844 292411, Opening Hours: 9.00a.m. — 11.30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on any individual image to view an enlarged version. Their order of display is of no significance — please feel free to express your preferences or comments as you so choose.
Their platform heights range from 1m to 1.5m (for comparison, the existing slide is 1.5m high at the tallest point). A suitable impact-absorbing surface will be laid if a 1.5m high play slide is chosen, but not necessarily so if a 1m choice is made.
The top image shows the "Foxtail" — much of which is constructed from preserved timber. The image is approximate, as the one being considered has a straight metal slide (not bumpy) and also a fireman's pole to climb up and slide down, located on the side opposite the slide (so the deck surround has three side openings, not two as shown). Access to the platform is via a "scramble wall". The deck height can be either 1m or 1.5m
The second image (on left side) shows the "Komplay Combination". This can also be built with timber posts (or powder coated aluminium), but provides a more traditional climbing ladder to access to the platform. The deck height is 1.2m
The final image (on right side) shows the "Redbrook Multi-Play", constructed all in metal. Access to the platform is via a sloping ladder or a "serpent" climbing frame. The deck height is 1.2m
An all-metal construction is likely to provide significantly longer useful life for the play facility, but there are also environmental factors to consider. Parents and carers — it's your call.
A purchase decision will be made by mid-October 2013, so if you wish to voice your comments and preferences, please do so quckly — and by Thursday 10th October at the latest.