Luxford Field Play Area which is to be considered for an upgrade.

Luxford Field Play Area could be next on upgrade list

Luxford Field Play Area could be next on the list for improvement by Uckfield Town Council.

The council owns seven play areas and three of them have been upgraded in recent years at Hempstead Lane, Ridgewood and Hughes Way.

The Luxford Field Play Area has been left because of discussions about town centre regeneration which could have led to the play area being relocated on the field.

Now with the position regarding the town centre scheme being unclear – see Uckfield town centre redevelopment plans put on hold  – a suggestion is before town councillors that the Luxford Field play area should be the next for major refurbishment.

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Another view of the Luxford Field Play area looking north towards Holy Cross Church.

A report to the environment and leisure committee which meets on Monday (March 26) says:

“The play area houses some of the oldest equipment owned by the council.

“In recent years the rocking horse, a spring animal and roundabout have been removed and not been replaced, leaving a set of swings, over 20 years old, a see-saw, spring animal and a multi-activity unit.

“The area is enclosed by post and rail fencing with chain link attached, and in places is in a poor condition, needing either replacing, or major repairs.”

The report says there are insufficient funds to enable a complete refurbishment which would cost more than £100,000, but, if agreed, future budgets could be set aside.

It adds that if the committee agrees the play area should be upgraded then consideration should be given to whether it should be moved to another location on the field, without impeding other users, for example the fun fair.

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