Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole Council
Parks and Recreation
Some areas of the UK, much like the rest of the world, are tourism hotspots, and local authorities and councils thrive off holidaymakers visiting each year. Popular seaside destinations; Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole are ideal locations for families looking for a beach getaway. For families with children, playgrounds are a key part of a British holiday for an inexpensive afternoon out.
In the early 2000s, BCP Council (Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole) purchased a large amount of our timber Playtime® playground fencing, using it for multiple playparks across the coastline.
Around 20 years later, the fencing is still standing strong around these parks today, even after rebranding and equipment replacements inside the boundary.
Unfortunately, this story is uncommon; often the incorrect type of fencing is specified and installed by local authorities and councils, and in the long run ends up costing a considerable amount of extra council funding towards emergency repairs to play parks after vandalism, or the fencing falling into a state of disrepair.
pLAYGROuND FENCING AS IT STANDS TODAY
Winton Recreation Ground Play Area
The fencing still firmly demarcates the boundary to create a safe area for play and stop dogs entering the playground, showing no signs of damage, rot, or insect attack.
Christchurch Splash Park – Now ‘Quomps Splash Park’
In 2019, the popular splash park in Christchurch Quay was refurbished while the existing Jacksons Playtime® fencing stayed put. Here are some photos of the fencing providing a safe and fun environment for the original park over ten years ago, and the newly refurbished park today. Even in an environment close to water, our fencing has not been damaged by rot.
The water park in the early 2000s The water park today
Alum Chine Play Park
Alum Chine is a fully enclosed play park including water play, multi-play, see-saws, swings, roundabout, wooden pirate ship, and slide. Situated in a coastal environment subject to sometimes extreme weather conditions, it’s great to see our fencing still staying strong.
Harewood Crescent Play Area
Set in a stunning woodland area, our timber Playtime® fencing blends into the natural environment of this playground without spoiling the view for children using the swings.
Holdenhurst Play Area
With lots of free space for children to roam, our timber playground fencing creates a safe, welcoming area that blends seamlessly with the trees and greenery.
Kings Park Play Area
A colourful play area with water play, climbing frames, and monkey bars. The natural timber fencing creates a safe, natural boundary that allows the colours of the play equipment to pop against it.
These case studies show how long our fencing lasts, but how is this possible - what sets it apart from other playground fencing? We explain what to look for in playground fencing and the benefits of investing in high quality playground fencing in our blog post.