Blossoms field play

NEW SAFER SURFACING TO BE INSTALLED AT BLOSSOM’S FIELD PLAY AREA IN WASH COMMON, NEWBURY

Newbury Town Council’s contractors, Star Rubber Environmental Ltd, will start work to lay new TigerMulch surfacing at the play area in Blossom’s Field, Wash Common from 10 August 2020.

This free draining, sustainable and bound synthetic surface is developed from 100% recycled truck tyres combined with a high-performance resin. This synthetic surface resembles loose woodchip and stays where it is put as the particles are bound together in the installation process. The surface is easy to clean and is tested and certified to playground area safety surfacing standards.

The existing surface has come to the end of its life and becomes flooded in wet weather, is disintegrating in parts and weeds easily grow through it.

The works should take around 3 weeks to complete. Security is of upmost importance and the contractor will be staying on site whilst the new surface is being laid.

Cllr Oliva Lewis, Deputy Leader of the Council said, “As regular users of our playground at Blossom’s Field will see, the surface really does need replacing. As part of the Town Council’s Strategy, we are working to ensure the safety and quality of our play areas with the implementation of the refurbishment of our playgrounds and other park equipment when it reaches the end of its life.

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