The Parish Council first became involved with play areas when taking over Zebon Copse Centre from Hart District Council in 2009. At that time there was a rather tired play area for smaller children adjacent to the Community Centre and a fenced area out on the edge of the playing field with equipment for older children.
As part of the extensive refurbishment of the Centre before the parish takeover, the old smaller play area was cleared and extended and a new set of equipment installed after consultation with local parents.
The play area for older children was enhanced later in 2009 by the addition of a Play Boulder in an extension to the existing area.
In the early 2000s, using volunteer labour, a play area for smaller children was installed on The Leas at the edge of Netherhouse Moor estate. Although popular, by 2013 the equipment was showing its age and becoming very difficult to maintain, so the decision was taken to start again from scratch and the old equipment was removed. Following local consultation, a completely new set of play and exercise equipment for younger children through to adults was installed on the site during 2014 after CVPC secured a 50-year lease on the land from Hart District Council.
Significant annual expenditure ensures that this equipment, which is regularly inspected by the Zebon Copse Centre managers trained for this purpose, is properly maintained.
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