After a well attended public consultation last Wednesday evening with adult residents and a comprehensive consultation of the children of Ivy Chimneys School by the year 5 students, we are now be collating all the feedback received to prepare a scheme for consideration by Council in June.
The Town Council would like to thank everybody who has engaged with the exercise, particularly the students, who really took the bull by the horns and examined in detail what could be delivered within the budget available and came to the exercise with a totally different perspective. We also learned from the children who the users of our play area are and the sort of facilities we need to provide to make the park a more attractive place to visit for both the children and the parents.
The children were also asked to design signs to be displayed in the play area. Today, the Town Mayor, Will Breare-Hall, having judged the designs, visited the school to award certificates to the children who produced the best 3 designs. The winning design by Holly Smith will be made into a sign that will be displayed to welcome people into the refurbished park when the improvements are complete. The designs of runners up Daniel Logan and Izzy Goodland will appear in next month’s Talk About Epping.
Picture: Town Mayor Will Breare-Hall with the winners of the sign competition
The Town Council has secured some funding to make improvements to the play area next to the Ivy Chimneys Primary School. The year 5 children have been undertaking work to measure, redesign and make recommendations about how they would like the playground to be improved – within the Council’s budget! Their work will be available to view at the public consultations.
At the meetings, we will reflect the feedback we have already received from the children and from the school itself and take on board the views of residents, with the intention of preparing a final design which will be the scheme that is delivered. If you are planning on attending one of the sessions, it would be really helpful if you would take a few moments to indicate your attendance on the school’s website here -> link
We hope to see you there!