Hughes Way play area photographed yesterday. Uckfield Town Council hopes it will be open by the Easter holidays.

Hughes Way play area should open by Easter holidays

Uckfield Town Council is hoping Hughes Way play area will be ready to open before the Easter holidays.

This will be dependent on the weather and condition of the site though, according to a report for members of the environment and leisure committee who meet on Monday (March 26).

Currently there is a very boggy area where an oak tree used to stand and the contractors have been unable to turf it.

Temporary barrier fencing has been installed in that until the contractors can return but the whole play area is closed at the moment until a copy of an independent safety check of the equipment arrives.

Another £6,000 to £7,000 is in the pot to be spent on the play area. This was received by Churchcoombe Residents’ Association from Wealden District Council, and Tesco.

The council is liaising with the association to agree a package of items to buy. This could include fencing, picnic benches, children’s fun seating, and/or additional activities.

• See also: Luxford Field Play Area could be next on upgrade list.

From our story on March 8: The new play area at Hughes Way is taking shape with swings and climbing equipment in place and surfaces laid.


Snagging, further turfing, and results of a safety inspection are awaited before it can be opened.

There was a slow start for Uckfield Town Council contractors in February because of rain, and snow held up progress again last week but, while boggy because of ground works, the play area is looking good.

See pictures below.



Here’s how the play area looked in the middle of February:


And here is the play area before work began:


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