Photo Opportunity: Opening of Rock Terrace children’s play area.

WHAT: Official Opening of the Rock Terrace children’s play area.
WHEN: Wednesday 31 October 2007 at 11am
WHERE: Rock Terrace Children’s Play Area, Belgrave Road, Phipps Bridge Estate, Mitcham
A new-look children’s play area will be unveiled by Mayor of Merton, Councillor John Dehaney, on Wednesday 31 October.

Pupils from local Benedict Primary School will join the Mayor in an official opening ceremony of the newly refurbished Rock Terrace children’s play Area in Mitcham.

Seven companies put forward design and build proposals for assessment by Merton Council earlier this year. They were than short-listed to three: Surrey-based SMP Playgroup, Playground Services in Berkshire and Husson International in Buckinghamshire , basing their decision on accessibility for all as well as the range of play equipment available. The designs were then assessed by 50 Benedict Primary School pupils who made the final decision about which design was implemented.

After the children had placed stickers on their preferred design, SMP Playgroup came out as the clear favourite.

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Notes to Editor
Play area cost £130,000 to be built