search.noResults

search.searching

dataCollection.invalidEmail
note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
leader


Welcome... Power to the people


Ticking time bomb Children are increasingly sedentary, isolated and indoors on their screens, and with dwindling community outdoor play provision their current and future wellbeing is being put at risk.


(Page 34)


PLAYGROUNDS are closing at an alarming rate. Research by the Association of Play Industries shows the decline of outdoor playgrounds across England. Since 2014, local authorities have closed a total of 347 playgrounds across England. By 2020/21 there will have been a decrease in spend on play facilities of 44 per cent since 2017/18, and local authorities estimate a decrease in their spending on playgrounds of £25m by 2021. (P34)


This lack of investment in playgrounds means fewer opportunities for children to be active impeding efforts to curb childhood obesity as well as the negative health implications of inactivity.


In this issue, we look at how the decline of the playground at her local park spurned one London mum to transform the local park and its play facilities into an inviting space for the whole family to enjoy. (P17)


Editor Vicky Kiernander


Sales director Julian Walter


Production Gina Mitchell


Design Sandra Cid


Managing director Toby Filby


With no experience of planning, design, funding and everything else that goes into a project of this nature, Lisa Adams galvanised local support from parents, grandparents, children, teenagers and other members of the community. Over two years and with support from London Sport, she managed to overhaul the broken basketball hoops and dangling chains that once held swings into an innovative space for play and activity. An inspirational story for us all.


Publishers Stable Publishing Limited SBC House, Restmor Way, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7AH, England. t. 020 8288 1080 f. 020 8288 1099 e. info@stable-media.co.uk www.pactfacilities.co.uk


SUPPORTED BY


The publishers do not necessarily agree with views expressed by contributors and cannot accept responsibility for claims made by manufacturers and authors, nor do they accept any responsibility for any errors in the subject matter of this publication.


Vicky Kiernander Editor vicky@stable-media.co.uk


pactfacilities.co.uk 3


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41