A popular children’s playground in Hazlemere is set to get a revamp after £50,000 was allocated to improving the play equipment.

Hazlemere Parish Council has announced plans for a refurbishment of the play area on Hazlemere Recreation Ground, off Amersham Road, which will see some of the old equipment replaced.

A new roundabout and trampoline for children with disabilities will be installed, as well as new swings, a see-saw and a toddler multi-play unit.

A rope tunnel will replace the Burma Bridge and the old balance beam will be replaced with a rolling log.

The existing junior multi-play equipment will be given a lick of paint, while outside the enclosure, kids will be able to enjoy a new zip wire.

New safer surfacing will be added as well as a new path to the play area from the car park for easier access for parents with buggies or wheelchairs.

At least £50,000 has been earmarked for the project, with the hope of getting a further £10,000 from a lottery grant.

The work is to go out to tender, but it is expected that the refurbishment will get underway in the new year, with a view to complete it around Easter time.

Chair of the Open Spaces Committee, Cllr David Thompson was positive about the new plans.

He said: “I think the plans for a disabled trampoline will go down well. The roundabout will also allow children in wheelchairs to wheel on to it.

“By Easter time we should have it open. We have a specification that can now be sent out to tender.

“We are keeping one of the existing multi-play areas and asking for it to be updated because there is nothing wrong with it. It would be a shame to throw stuff away that still has life in it. Some of it still complies with the regulations although a lot of the stuff doesn’t.”

Bucks Free Press: Plans for new equipment in Hazlemere Rec - Picture by Hazlemere Parish Council.

Cllr Milly Roberts said: “This has been in the pipeline for such a long time it’s nice to say it will finally go ahead.”

Cllr Alan Cecil also confirmed that plans for a skate park were ‘not on the agenda’ at a full council meeting last week and hopes the work on the play area will ‘close off the speculation about plans to have a skate park once and for all.’

The Hazlemere Skate Park Steering Committee first floated the idea to the parish council at the beginning of 2012, but after a public consultation, the idea was not pursued.