Residents invited to 'exciting' play area consultation

Lewes District Council is consulting on a new play area in Bell Lane in Lewes.

The Bell Lane Play Area is the first of 20 that the council is upgrading over the next two years, all part of a £400,000 programme of improvements across the district.

Local school children have been consulted and members of the public are now being invited along to see the various design options and vote for their favourite.

Councillor Zoe Nicholson, Leader of Lewes District Council, said:

“Our play areas have suffered from underinvestment over many years and I have made it a top priority to commit significant funding to improving them for families in the district.

“Play areas in Ditchling, Newhaven, Lewes, Peacehaven, Seaford, South Chailey and Ringmer will all see new upgrades and equipment replaced."

The consultation is taking place on Tuesday 19 July between 3pm and 5pm at the old Bell Lane Play Area. 

Councillor Matthew Bird, Cabinet Member for Sustainability and town councillor for Priory Ward , said: “I hope mums, dads and children from the local community will visit the old play area in Bell Lane and have a look at the exciting design ideas, before deciding which one gets their vote!”

For more information about the work Lewes District Council is carrying out across the district please visit –