Newbury Town Council have carried out a Risk assessment required under the COVID-19 Government Guidance for managing playgrounds and has concluded that the Council are not able, at this time, to comply with all of the requirements. In particular, the recommendation in Section 4, ‘Key principles for safely re-opening’.
This Council therefore would like to state that the 14 play parks that it is responsible for continue to be a risk for the spread of the Coronavirus by contact. We do not have the resources to reasonably mitigate some of the risks present and are recommending that play equipment that has not been sanitised and cleaned should not be used.
We will post notices at all our play areas to this effect.
Please find a list of the parks, gardens and recreation grounds which are maintained by Newbury Town Council.
|Site||Range of Play Equipment||Nearest Postcode|
|Blossoms Field||All ages – MUGA, climbing net with slide, rope swing, rotating net, balance beam, net bridge, stepping stones, table tennis, trampoline, swings, basket swing, multi-games unit, slide, springers (various), spring jeep, roundabout, dinosaur, play table, rope walk, seesaw, trim trail||RG14 6QU|
|Bodin Gardens||7 – 14 age group – multi-games unit, slide, basket swing, swings, climbing rock, springers (various), goal unit||RG14 7SG|
|Christie Heights||7 – 14 age group – Climbing net and tubular structure with spinner, basket swing, swings, slide, fitness equipment||RG14 7SU|
|City Recreation Ground||All ages – multi-games unit, seesaw, springers (various), swings||RG14 6LR|
|Cresswell Road||All ages – multi-games units with slide, climbing frame, free standing slide, mushroom seats, basket swing, swings, balance beam, gyro spiral, roundabout, seesaw, gullwing rocker||RG14 2PQ|
|Cromwell Road||All ages – single MUGA, multi-games unit and climbing net, train||RG14 2HR|
|Dickens Walk||All ages – multi-play unit, rocking log, an embankment slide, stepping stones, rotating platform, springers (various), swings||RG14 7UQ|
|Digby Road||All ages – fitness equipment, single MUGA, basket swing, climbing rocks with connecting net, swings, multi-games unit, climbing frame, springers (various)||RG14 1TU|
|Fifth Road||All ages – cable runway wire, fitness equipment, balance boards, multi-play units, rotating net, springer, climbing net, dizzy disc rotator, basket swing, swings, train, stepping stones, swinging logs, rocker, BMX track||RG14 6DP|
|Hamilton Court||All ages – embankment slide, stepping stones, talk tubes, trampoline, dish roundabout, springers (various), swings||RG14 7UH|
|Skylings||All ages – Single MUGA ball games area||RG14 2BB|
|St Georges Avenue||All ages – embankment slide, open space with goals at either end||RG14 5NY|
|Victoria Park (Play Area)||All ages – multi-games unit, springers (various), basket swings, sandpit, dish roundabout, DDA roundabout, rotator, caterpillar, swings, seesaw, timber stepping stones mega climbing tower with large tube slides, cable runway||RG14 1EH|
|Victoria Park (Skate Park)||Concrete skatepark, steel half pipe||RG14 1EH|
|Victoria Park (Splash Park)||Water play area, overhead buckets, umbrella, streams from the floor||RG14 1EH|
|Walton Way||All ages – multi-play unit, balance beam, cone climber, stepping stones, climbers, free-standing slide, leapfrog, space climbing net, roundabout, spinner, springers (various), swings, basket swing||RG14 2LL|