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We need your help to create a Multi-generational fitness and community space


The Parish Council in the process of reviewing the playground equipment and activities for all ages on the recreation ground as further developer contributions could be available to fund replacement equipment. Some of you responded to our survey to install a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) as developer contributions have been attributed to this and we had commenced a tender process to install one. However, following various site visits and discussions with some of the contractors we have had a bit of rethink. We are not convinced that the installation of a stand-alone MUGA would be the best use of the space and maximise engagement with all age groups. The contractors have opened our eyes to all types of alternative equipment such as pod swing, climbing nets, pendulum swings, table tennis, outdoor gym equipment, dance mats to name just a few. 

We have therefore taken the decision to reconsult and incorporate into this research a number of different options for equipment and social areas to hopefully create a space which is both inclusive and used for many years to come. The consultation will take place in two parts:

 An online survey: This will include questions about your preferences and there will be an opportunity for free comments. Access the online survey via this link: 

An in-person survey: We will display boards in the village hall and school with all the different options. Residents can then place stickers on their favourite items which will give us a visual understanding of the most popular features. These boards will also serve to inspire and prompt conversation between people attending the event. 

The in-person survey will take place as follows:

 High Halden Village Hall: SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2024: 10am—2pm 

 High Halden Church of England School: TUESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2024: 2.30pm—4pm 

If you would like a hard copy of the survey please contact the Clerk We really want to get this right and would be very grateful if you could complete the online survey and attend one of the consultation events to give your views 




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