Plans for new benches and picnic tables at Chieveley Recreation Centre

Little did we realise when we installed benches and seats at the Rec earlier this year just how much they would be used. During lockdown the Rec grounds have been used more than ever and from the reports I receive, the consensus is that they look better than ever.

One activity that has been particularly popular is picnics for all ages.  One of the popular sites for these is between the hall and the MUGA on the zig-zag benches.

These wooden seats are at the end of their life and need removing.  We are looking to replace them with a combination of recycled plastic picnic benches and picnic tables, please see photos below. The material has been selected to be robust, long lasting and virtually free of maintenance, and is the same style as the benches which were installed this year. We are looking at potentially a combination of 4 picnic tables/benches which have the option of plaques.



Picnic table
Picnic Table


 The area benefits from shade and is conveniently near to the playground, MUGA and skateboard ramp.  The cost for each picnic bench will be £750 and picnic table £865, this includes VAT, a plaque if required and installation.  If you would like to donate a table with or without a plaque or even anonymously, please let me know.

If you have any views, ideas or opinions on this project whether positive or negative please let me know.  We are particularly seeking input on the way this space is used. 

Many Thanks

Mark Hutchison, Grounds Officer, Chieveley Recreation Centre,  Tel: 07973 553239