The Council recognises the importance of 'play and recreation' and we are fortunate to have seven playgrounds within our Parish Boundary. Most of the playgrounds are owned by the Village Halls, apart from Great Kingshill and Walters Ash, which are wholly owned by the Parish Council.
A few years ago, the Village Hall Committee members approached the Parish Council for assistance in maintaining the playgrounds, as they were so expensive to run and keep to an acceptable safety standard. The Parish Council took the decision to assume the responsibility to maintain all of the playgrounds and one of the Council's objectives is to make all the playgrounds within the Parish exciting and safe places to visit.
We work extensively with the Village Hall Committees (where appropriate) to make sure the playgrounds are well maintained. In addition, we undertake regular safety inspections and an annual RoSPA assessment.
The Council is always looking at ways to improve the facilities and it invests substantial resources into replacing and upgrading play equipment.
Should you experience an accident or observe any faulty equipment, please contact the Council Offices immediately.
Where are they?
There are seven seperate playgrounds in the Parish either owned or maintained by the Council. These are;
Great Kingshill - Teen and Children
Walters Ash (Templewood)
Each playground is shown on the map below - zoom in for more detail.
View Hughenden Parish Play Areas in a larger map