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Swing will enable youngsters with disabilities to play in park

A UNIQUE piece of play equipment has been installed in Hotham Park in Bognor Regis.


The wheelchair swing was put in the park’s play area recently and is fully accessible for wheelchair users and is the first of its kind to be installed in a play area in the Arun district.


The swing was chosen in response to comments from surveys of the users of the play area which asked for play equipment suitable for young people with disabilities.


Cllr Paul Wotherspoon, Arun District Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhood services, said: “We are aware of the demand in the local area for wheelchair accessible facilities.


“So, we hope the new swing will bring hours of enjoyment for youngsters in the district who use a wheelchair.”


The Ability Swing was designed, made and installed by GL Jones Playgrounds Ltd.


Having contributed to the recent play area upgrade, the Hotham Park Heritage Trust is also said to be delighted to see the new swing in place.


Its arrival follows on from recent work by the council to upgrade play areas across the district.

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