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Play Areas

Jubilee Park play area

The Borough Council currently owns and maintains over 100 play areas in Bedford and Kempston with facilities for toddlers, juniors and teens. These include purpose-built kickabout areas for football and basketball.

Safety is a prime concern for the Council and national good practice guidance is followed. These sites are checked regularly by qualified staff and inspected annually by an external safety organisation. Please bear in mind, however, that our sites are unsupervised and parents are required to supervise their children at all times. Dogs are not allowed in play areas – with the exception of guide dogs. Problems can be reported on the number shown below.

As well as council sites there are play areas in the Borough owned by other organisations. Some may belong to Housing Associations whereas village play areas are likely to belong to the local Parish Council. On new developments play areas generally remain the responsibility of the developer for at least a couple of years. Sites in the process of adoption, remain the responsibility of the owners until the legal process is fully completed.

Play area listing 2013  - shows the sites currently owned and managed by the Borough Council's Parks and Countryside Team.

 

REPORTING PROBLEMS ON COUNCIL-OWNED PLAY AREAS
The Borough Council play area inspectors visit sites at different frequencies, taking usage, age range and site history into account.

 

You can also report problems with council owned play areas yourself by phone on 01234 718060 or by email on environment.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk  and we'll try to send someone out to deal with it as soon as possible.


 

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Kite Festival

Bedford Borough is a vibrant area to live in with an abundance of leisure opportunities for residents and visitors. We pride ourselves on offering a fantastic programme of cultural events throughout the year, and providing a wide range of affordable health opportunities, through our quality parks, award winning leisure centres and sports development work.

 


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