What is Happening?
Project Completed. By popular request, next June will see the installation of picnic tables on the recreation ground in locations that are currently being used for impromptu picnics and gatherings whilst children play on the new playspace.
At their November meeting, Oxton Parish Council gave the green light on funding three picnic tables as per the detailed proposal put forward by a small group of residents. The picnic bench project group was formed after 132 residents indicated in the Village Plan questionnaire that they would use picnic benches if they were provided.
The project group recommended recycled plastic tables due to its durability and minimum maintenance requirement. Recycled plastic material life expectancy is at least five times that of timber alternatives and it is hygienic due to it being easy to wipe clean. Marmax Products Limited is the preferred supplier due to cost, design and quality. For more information, please refer to this site.
The proposed location of the picnic tables is as indicated below.
Location a = table of walkthrough design and extended table top for wheelchair access.
Locations b and c = standard-length sturdy table with walkthrough design