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Residents of Hammersmith and Fulham, both young and old, are being invited to come and see designs for new play in nine of the borough’s parks and open spaces.

This summer, children aged eight to 13 told the council which new play features they would like to see and the council is now unveiling plans based on their responses.

Over £1million has been earmarked by the council to spend on natural and adventurous play equipment, embracing natural features such as grassy mounds, sand and climbing boulders to give children more natural opportunities to play freely and creatively.

Ideas up for consideration include hills to climb up and
roll down, interesting pathways to follow and fallen trees to balance on.

In all, 22 of the borough’s parks, open spaces and housing estates will benefit from new natural and adventurous play equipment, with work taking place in several phases.

Cllr Paul Bristow, cabinet member for residents’ services, said: " Fun and exciting opportunities to play are at the heart of a happy, healthy and enjoyable childhood. These are your play areas, so let us know if you are happy with the proposals."

The designs for Fulham's Hurlingham Park can be seen from November 25 to November 29 at Fulham Library and Sands End Community Centre. You can discuss the plans with officers at Fulham Library on November 25, from 4pm to 7pm.

Designs for parks from elsewhere in the borough are also on show at the following places:

Brook Green – plans from November 25 to November 29 at Shepherds Bush Library and Hammersmith Library. There will also be a special drop-in session where officers will be on-hand to discuss the plans at Hammersmith Library on Wednesday November 25, from 4pm to 7pm.

Marcus Garvey Park – plans at Hammersmith Library and Barons Court Library from November 25 to November 29. There will be a drop-in session at Hammersmith Library on November 25, from 4pm to 7pm.

Cathnor Park – plans at Shepherds Bush Library and Askew Library from Wednesday December 2 to Monday December 7. There will also be a special drop-in session at Askew Library on Wednesday December 2, from 4pm to 7pm.

Margravine Cemetery –   plans at Fulham Library and Barons Court Library from Wednesday December 2 to Monday December 7. There will also be a drop-in session at Fulham Library on Wednesday December 2, from 4pm to 7pm.

Hammersmith Park - plans at Shepherds Bush Library from Tuesday December 1 to Monday December 7. Discuss the ideas with experts on Tuesday December 1 at the same location, between 4pm and 7pm.

Upper Mall, Hammersmith – plans at Hammersmith Town Hall foyer from December 2 to December 7. There will also be a drop-in on December 3, from 4pm to 7pm.

Ravenscourt Park – Plans in foyer of Hammersmith Town Hall and Hammersmith Library from December 2 to December 7. Chat through the plans with experts at the Town Hall on December 3, from 4pm to 7pm.

Old Oak Common – plans at Old Oak Common community centre from December 2 to December 7. There will be a drop-in session on December 2, from 4pm to 7pm.

November 25, 2009