A newly equipped playground will soon be installed in a Sundridge park after a two-year community campaign successfully secured funding.

Kings Meadow in Burnt Ash Lane will finally be revamped with the help of £50,000 from the National Lottery Community fund following long-standing efforts led by Friends of Kings Meadow.

Work on the new equipment, which will include swings, a zip wire and climbing frames, will start next month.

Caroline Navin, Chair of Friends of Kings Meadow said, “We are absolutely delighted that Kings Meadow will soon benefit from a much-needed improved play and recreation area, with equipment for children of all ages and abilities.

“We are so grateful for the community’s support throughout the project – from donations to volunteering to attending events – all of which has been key to making the new playground a reality.”

Bromley Council will contribute £25,000 towards the the project, on top of crowdfunding and grants secured from Co-op Local Community Fund, Clarion Futures, Idverde Community Investment Fund and The Brun Bear Foundation.

The project “aims to be inclusive” and build a stronger community, with seating designed to encourage people to spend time in the park.

Councillor William Huntington-Thresher, Executive Councillor for Environment said “This is excellent news.

“In particular, I would like to thank the Friends of Kings Meadow for their time and hard work on this project.

“If it wasn’t for them, securing grants and sponsorship, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

“The way the wider community has rallied behind this project has been inspiring and this is what makes our communities stronger and better places to live.”