Open to all, accessible to all – Belvedere’s Beach is on its way

Residents in Belvedere and across Bexley will soon be able to spend every day on the beach.

This follows the decision by Bexley’s Conservative Councillors to create a brand new playground right at the heart of Belvedere, at the Cabinet meeting held on 15th November.

Due to open next year, the all new Belvedere Beach will operate all year round and will include features tailored for people with disabilities so they can make the most of all the new facility has to offer.

Councillor Peter Craske, the Conservative Cabinet Member who initiated the project, said:

“I am so proud to be able to unveil this new playground.

This will be an innovative and unique landmark facility, which will be open to children of all abilities, excluding no-one. It will be a place for families and friends to meet up and enjoy themselves, open all year round.”

Two of the key features to note in particular include:

  • Sensory features include stainless-steel percussion instruments, low-level water play, select areas of planting, texture from materials (equipment and ground types) and colour coded activities.
  • Stand out play features include accessible roundabout that is suitable for wheelchairs and able-bodied users alike.

 

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The Costa Del Belvedere is on its way
Cllr Craske added: “The positive support from residents in Belvedere for this new facility has been fantastic, and as well as thanking them for their support, I would also like to thank local charities for their ideas and support as well.”

This decision delivers another Bexley Conservative pledge, creating this new playground exactly as promised; and this new facility will complement the playground on the other side of the road, which, contrary to bizarre claims being made, is going to remain exactly where it is – at the heart of the Belvedere community.

Anna Firth, the Conservative Party Parliamentary Spokesperson for Erith and Thamesmead, was praised at the Cabinet meeting for the positive ideas she had put forward for this new playground.

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