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Sheerness: Beachfields play area to get £50,000 facelift

By Ellis Stephenson

This is what play equipment could look like once it has undergone a £50,000 upgrade.

Swale council is planning to replace the existing galleon ship with a brand new castle at the Beachfields sandpit play area in Sheerness.

The ship was installed 33 years ago and has been a popular summer attraction for children to visit.

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How the play equipment could look at Beachfields play area, Sheerness. Picture: Swale council
How the play equipment could look at Beachfields play area, Sheerness. Picture: Swale council

Parts of the new six metre high castle include a climbing net, two slides and a sliding pole.

It will also be accessible for wheelchair users and children with limited mobility.

Wide, easy access stairs have also been installed to allow carers to help children.

The 30-year-old galleon at Beachfields sandpit, Sheerness
The 30-year-old galleon at Beachfields sandpit, Sheerness

Cabinet member for environment and rural affairs, Cllr David Simmons (Con), said: “The galleon ship has served children well over the past years, but it’s time for the area to have a facelift.

"The new castle will provide a great, inclusive area for young people to enjoy.”

WATCH: How the new play equipment will look

It proved popular with youngsters from St Edward's Catholic School with 75% of pupils approving of the design.

The refurbishment is due to start sometime next week and be completed in time for Easter.

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