Seafront playground with a history theme

Opening of children's playground on Hastings seafront. 22/6/12

Opening of children's playground on Hastings seafront. 22/6/12

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A HASTINGS history-themed playground at Pelham Place is the third to open along the seafront.

The play area, funded by Hastings Borough Council and the Hastings and St Leonards Charitable Foreshore trust, was officially opened on Friday (June 22) by mayor Cllr Alan Roberts, Cllr Emily Westley, and a group of enthusiastic children.

Local children and their families braved the exceptionally windy conditions to celebrate the opening and be the first to enjoy the terrific play equipment. Earlier this year the council invited local families to be involved with choosing the suppliers and the design process.

Cllr Westley, lead member for leisure, said: “The designs are based on all of the suggestions from lots of children and families from all over the borough and we are very grateful to everyone who has been involved in shaping the space”

“For years Old Hastings ward have been asking for accessible play space and Castle ward wanted something nearer. Work started last autumn to identify suitable areas and this was the beginning of the development here at Pelham Place.

“Two smaller sites were also chosen; the promenade near to Warrior Square Gardens and the promenade close to West St Leonards Gardens.”