Do you want the play area extended to provide for 7-14 year olds?

It has been suggested to the Parish Council that the play area is extended to cater for the 7-14 age group. Is there any interest in such an extension?  What are the issues?   What do you think?   Please use this forum to comment and also vote in the poll below, which will end on 30th September.

Would you welcome an extension to the play area to provide for 7-14 year olds?

  • Yes (71%, 5 Votes)
  • No (29%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

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5 thoughts on “Do you want the play area extended to provide for 7-14 year olds?

  1. brian_r

    Can someone tell me exactly what 7-14 year olds want? If they want large, expensive equipment, sometimes seen in larger play areas, I suspect the answer will be No. If they want a skateboard/stunt bike area similar to the one next to Ashbourne Leisure Centre, I suspect that would also not be acceptable. We have a large, well kept playing field where youngsters can fly their Frisbees, kites and model aeroplanes and a new 5-a-side football pitch, which seems to be rarely used. If there are any youngsters reading this, let us know what you think.

  2. tara_a

    I think an area of all weather surface would be great. A place where kids could practice roller skating, babmington,basket ball,netball, tennis,fartlek training the list is endless. Im not talking of a huge space, just enough to stretch your legs.

  3. richard_s

    I like Tara’s ideas. These have the benefit that they would be of value to a much larger part of the community, so there would be far more benefit and support for the idea. Can we expand the initiative to cover 7 – adult?

    I suggest the primary objective be that we create a hard area for tennis (or for netball/basketball – whichever is bigger), but it would also be used for the other activities Tara mentioned.

    In addition:

    – Hard area for racing remote controlled cars
    – skateboarding
    – giant chess
    – maybe some form of bowling?

  4. claireL

    Sorry that I have missed the deadline. We would like to have a play area suitable for older children. A smooth, all weather surface is a good idea. It could be versatile enough to allow different users to use the space for their prefered activity.

  5. Thomas L

    I think that a play area for 7 to 14 year olds is a great idea. I agree with richard s to have an area for remote control cars. I also think that it would be nice to have a large climbing frame.

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