Members of Henfield Parish Council, including Councillor Jane Jones, who chairs the committee responsible for the playing fields, and Chairman Malcolm Eastwood welcomed a group of children, parents and friends to the King's Field on a blustery August morning.
The project used £52000 of S106 money and £5000 from Henfield Parish Council funds. It took about a year in the planning, and three companies submitted designs within the budget. Councillors went to existing playgrounds to look at the equipment installed there and chose Proludic because their designs looked the most robust, attractive and appropriate for the age group (7 years and above)
Children at St Peter's Primary School were invited to create the designs for the refurbished barriers; their brief was to illustrate the activities which
happen at the park and what they like to do there. Several really good
entries were submitted, and the winners were Amelia and Macie, seen here with Cllr Jones and their designs.
The designs have been reproduced onto vinyl and will be attached to the barriers when weather conditions permit.