Play Area Now Open!

Come and enjoy the new play area, now open at the Recreation ground. Aimed at the under 12's, the revamped area features a castle themed activity unit with double slide, a roundabout, nest swing and natter tubes.


Good news for our youngest residents – a castle has risen up in the Recreation Ground play area, to replace the old galleon which has sailed off into the sunset......

To explain, the old galleon became a bit too dilapidated to continue to be sea worthy, or at least to be a good place for our children. The Town Council’s grounds team worked hard to keep it safe but the time came for a completely new structure.

The Town Council therefore decided to purchase a new climbing frame, roundabout, nest swing and “natter tubes” to go on the site.

Consultation took place with children at William Barnes School and Yewstock to find out what they thought the new play equipment should consist of and their wishes were largely met. The kit is aimed at children aged 2 to 12 and in particular most of it can be enjoyed by children with mobility problems, which was an important point with the school children.

The materials in the old galleon will be recycled in various ways including using the wood for flower planters. The existing “springers” will be reused and the safety surface underneath will be upgraded. The equipment is guaranteed for 25 years so it will serve several generations of Stur residents.

Cllr P Batstone

New play area

New play area

New play area