Evergreen Road play area in Frimley is the latest playground to be refurbished as part of SHBC’s £650,0000 play area improvement programme.

Surrey Heath Safeguarding and Support Portfolio Holder and Parkside ward councillor Cllr Josephine Hawkins officially opened the playground with SHBC Executive Head of Business Daniel Harrison and Senior Business Officer Nicky Sherlow – joined by some happy local children making the most of the new facilities!

Following the £50,000 makeover, children can now enjoy the new junior multi-play unit, a variety of swings, 4-way see saw, rope swing, surf rider, and trampoline.

There’s new safety surfacing throughout, along with more seats and picnic benches.

Cllr Hawkins said: “The playground has been transformed, and I hope local families enjoy using these excellent new facilities.

“This refurbishment has been achieved through regular consultation with local residents, to ensure it is a fun, friendly and safe place for children to meet and play.

“Thank you to all those involved in making it happen.”

Last year the Council agreed a Borough-wide playground improvement scheme that will see more areas of Surrey Heath benefit from improved play facilities.

The play area improvement scheme is worth over £650,000, with the improvements due to be implemented over three years.

Playgrounds earmarked for refurbishment/replacement as part of this scheme include:

• Chobham Road Recreation Ground, Frimley
• Frimley Lodge Park
• Lightwater Country Park
• Loman Road, Mytchett & Deepcut
• London Road Recreation Ground, St Michaels
• Old Dean Recreation Ground
• Watchetts Recreation Ground
• Whitmoor Road, Bagshot