New Pagham play area will shortly be enjoyed

PLAYTIMES will soon become more fun in Pagham.

A project has begun to extend and improve one of its play areas.

Pupils from Rose Green Junior and Infant schools visited on the first day of work to inspect the plans for the site at the village hall.

Among them was Zak Parker, nine. He said: “I’m excited about the new play area because there’s going to be a climbing frame and a team swing.

“The play area here is just for younger children and I go to West Park because that’s the nearest site for older children.”

The work, due to finish in three weeks, is being funded with £25,000 from the Veolia Environmental Trust, plus a considerable sum from Pagham Parish Council.

The 12 items of new equipment are aimed at children aged six years and over. They include a sports wall, a concrete table tennis table, exercise items and picnic benches for those with disabilities.

Cllr Dawn Salter said: “The play area will have a range of physically challenging and mentally stimulating equipment to excite and enthral children and be an asset to the village.”