A FENCE has finally gone up around play equipment in Steyning, more than eight months after parish councillors agreed it should be done ‘without delay’.
The new fence on the Memorial Playing Field has been well received by families, who had raised concerns about dog mess in the play area.
Steyning Parish Council had to seek guidance from DEFRA on the village green issue, which caused the delay. Councillors did not want to risk putting up the fence then being told to take it down again.
Speaking at last Monday’s meeting, Gill Ness-Collins, chairman of the playing fields committee, said: “The fence has now gone up around the play equipment and I think it looks very good.”
Councillor David Barling said: “I think it looks very nice. Three or four people have spoken to me in the last few days saying the same. On Saturday, the play area was absolutely choc-a-block with children, which was so nice to see.”
The post and rail type fencing with wire mesh cost just under £6,000.
The finance and community committee agreed at the March meeting that an application would be made by the council for Section 106 cash to cover the cost.