Arundel’s Mill Road play area to be transformed into Fort Knox!

The play area in Mill Road is to be upgraded with a castle-themed design,
thanks to a joint project between Arundel Town Council and Arun District
Council.

The former Mayor of Arundel, Lucy Ashworth, carried out consultation at local
schools in Arundel to enable students to help shape the plans. Proposals were
then obtained from several play companies and the students were given the
deciding vote to choose their top design.

Wicksteed Ltd was the winning bidder with its design, which was favoured by
students because of its exciting Fort Knox climbing unit and crusader rope
swing.

Councillor Dan Purchese, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for
Neighbourhood Services, said: “This iconic play area is set for a fantastic new
upgrade. The play area is extremely popular due to its unique setting in close
proximity to Arundel Castle and the refurbishment will ensure that it can
continue to be used for many years to come.”

The enhancements are due to start in early June 2019 with the aim of installing
the new play equipment in time for the school summer holidays.

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