Fleet Town Council

Fleet Town Council

New Play Area - Basingbourne Park





Christmas comes Early to Basingbourne Park



Fleet Town Council has given an early Christmas present to the youngsters living in the Basingbourne area of Fleet.


Children living around the Basingbourne Park area will be delighted to see that a new £52,660 Over 8’s playground and teenage recreation equipment have been installed to complement the existing Under 8’s playground.


The Over 8’s play area is centred around a challenging  timber multi-play unit consisting of 2 bannister slides, overhead and vertical ladders, horizontal climbing net, hanging and overhead grips and rope play. Completing this area is an accessible Basket swing, a fixed net climbing frame, an overhead twister, an accessible horizontal see saw and ski simulator plus seating.  The Teens will have their own area which will include an open youth shelter and a heavy duty Goal and basketball Hoop.


Says Cllr Paul Einchcomb, Chairman of FTC Recreation, Leisure and Amenities Committee,  “Fleet Town Council is very keen to promote young people’s health and  well-being.   The installation of this much needed play and recreation equipment by the Town  Council will provide facilities that support these aims and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of the outdoors.  


This project is part of a Fleet Town Council programme of bringing new or improved outdoor recreation play into all the Fleet parks and the next project to be started is a brand new playground in Calthopre Park – a park serving a very large residential area which does not have any informal children’s activities.


Finally and very importantly, I want to give the Council’s thanks to an extra special group of local residents, The Friends of Basingbourne Park,  who have given not only their support to this project but have also fundraised  a staggering £12,660 towards this community venture.   Thank you.”


For more details about play facilities in Fleet, please contact Ben Crane, Facilities and Open Spaces manager at Fleet Town Council – 01252 625246 or ben.crane@fleet-tc.gov.uk