Play areas

Although there are some children’s play areas scattered around the town, Whitchurch suffers from a shortage of open spaces for children and young adults to enjoy casual informal ball games such as football, rounders, rough cricket and other activities, particularly in the north of town. The aerial photograph at the beginning of Section 6 shows clearly the density of the housing and absence of accessible spaces within the town boundaries. Building in-fill has often eradicated suitable open space close to where the active younger people of the town live.

The existing facilities include the three main play areas at Winchester Road, Kingsley Park and Caesar’s Way (C), that are set in attractive grassland so they can be enjoyed by all when viewed from surrounding roads, pathways and homes.