Decision details

Mill Pond Play Area

Decision Maker: Head of Community Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The purpose of the report is to notify of the contracting for a new investment in the former Mill Pond Adventure Playground in Bewbush.

The playground site no longer operates following closure in 2021 and the decision is taken so that important works can proceed, bringing the site back into service as an unsupervised play area with a new range of play facilities meeting modern standards for play and recreation.

Following a tender process, an appropriate play area design proposal was awarded to one supplier for the new scheme.


To enter into contract with the chosen supplier for the new play area scheme at Mill Pond Bewbush. The contract included the play scheme element along with ancillary works being completed in other areas of the playground.

This decision has been taken by the Head of Community Services in consultation with the Head of Corporate Finance and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing.

Alternative options considered:

A number of options have been previously considered for the site, with the decision being for the playground to be reopened as an Unsupervised Play Area.

The Play Area will also remain fenced and gated as the original playground was, with the site being locked over night to better manage the safety, maintenance and security.

Publication date: 12/12/2023

Date of decision: 18/01/2023