All aboard Richmond Council's play improvements consultation

Release Date: 08/03/2017

A play train could make its last stop at Mortlake Green as it is amongst a range of play and fitness equipment that the Council is proposing to install.

The Council is encouraging residents to have their say on proposed improvement plans as part of a consultation that was launched today and which will run through until Sunday 26 March. Set within the existing play area, the proposal includes:

  • Installation of a new play train
  • Replacement of the spinning dish with a motorbike and side car spring rocker
  • Removal of two lesser used items
  • Relocation of a bench to accommodate a new space net and safety surface
  • Installation of two activity panels
  • Installation of a variety of games and activity markings onto the play surface of the playground including a hopscotch board, alphabet grid, compass point and clock with numerals
  • Installation of natural log seating in suitable areas within the park

The Council is also proposing to make some improvements outside of the play area and these include:

  • Installation of a timber framed bird’s nest basket swing with grass matting
  • Replacement of the basketball board and hoop with a number of new outdoor fitness items

Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Pamela Fleming, said:

“We have some of the most beautiful parks and open spaces in the country and we are always looking at ways to make improvements. We’d like as many people as possible to have their say on these exciting proposals for Mortlake Green which could make this green open space an even better place to visit, relax and enjoy.”

All existing play equipment will be refurbished as required and a review of the bins and seating will also be undertaken. For more information, see the consultation.

Updated: 21 June 2017