It’s not all swings and roundabouts – have your say
Shoebury Common North is currently being re-landscaped and the proposals include a children’s play area, and now the council want to hear residents’ views on what play activities should be included.
In 2016, the council undertook a consultation on what people would like to see at Shoebury Common North. Results of this consultation showed that residents wanted a children’s play area, and the council are now looking at making that happen.
The consultation opened to the public on Monday 3 September, and will be live until 5pm Friday 19 October.
The council allocated £300,000 of funding in the council’s 2017/18 budget, and phase one of the works began in July 2018, with the removal of the hedging around the edge of the site. A low ground mound has also been installed around the perimeter of the site to prevent illegal access from vehicles.
Cllr Lesley Salter, cabinet member for healthy communities and wellbeing, said: “After the consultation held in 2016, we received a clear message that a children’s play area was high on local residents’ wish list.
“We fully support residents’ views and ideas, and we are fully committed to delivering a children’s play area that fits the needs of local people. With that in mind, I would like to urge residents to have their say on what equipment and activities they would like to see at Shoebury Common North.
“We value your thoughts, so please take five minutes to fill out the questionnaire so that we can provide a fun and creative place to visit.”
To take part in the consultation, please fill out the online questionnaire by visiting www.southend.gov.uk/consultationandengagement and viewing ‘current consultations’.
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