The new play equipment, supplied by Proludic Ltd, was installed thanks to contributions of £75,356 from the Veolia Pitsea Marshes Maintenance Trust, £19,387 from Basildon Council and £3,650 from Basildon McDonalds. There were also contributions of £1,106 from the Jolly Friar public house and £500 from West and Coe.
The new equipment was chosen by pupils from Whitmore Primary School.
Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee Councillor David Harrison said: "The project team have done an excellent job raising the funds and working together and I am pleased that the new equipment is in place in time for the summer.
"I'm sure it'll be a hit with the local children for years to come and I would like to thank pupils from Whitmore Primary School for telling us what they wanted in the play area."
Press release published on Friday 14 February, 2020