A corner of sunshine in Chichester

Emily O'Mara-Miles,3, plays on the new swings at the opening of the Sunshine Corner park.14LASEP26e-1 PPP-140929-153142006
Emily O'Mara-Miles,3, plays on the new swings at the opening of the Sunshine Corner park.14LASEP26e-1 PPP-140929-153142006

A NEW play area made possible by enterprising students at Chichester College has been officially opened.

Named by residents of Bishop Luffa Close, in Chichester, Sunshine Corner has a climbing frame, seating area, art mural and swing. It was created by Xpressyourself, Chichester College’s enterprise society, Hyde Martlett, Bishop Luffa Residents Association and grants from Chichester District Council and businesses.

“After many months of negotiation and hard work, the moment finally came when the ribbon was cut, marking the end of a journey which started with a conversation and ended with a fully functioning play park that is already wowing local residents,” said a spokesman for Chichester College.

“A fantastic turnout of local residents, college staff and representatives of those involved heard principal Shelagh Legrave announce that the park was ‘a fantastic example of a real community initiative and that Lianne and her team had put in such an incredible amount of effort into the project’.”

Students raised £20,000 to design, promote and create the play area – already a hit with children.