Playground renewal

Catch up with the latest on fund raising efforts for the project to renew the children's play area on the playing field

The children's playground on the parish playing field has reached the end of it's life and has had to be removed for safety reasons. 

The Parish Council has overseen efforts to raise funds to replace the playground.  Selfless efforts by many local people, from washing cars in the rain to running events, have been successful in raising enough money locally to support a significant application to the National Lottery, and in addition the Parish Council has been able to access funds from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) on new development in the Parish.

Between grants, CIL and fund raising the Playground Committee is now in a position to invite tenders for providing the new playground, and the tender was  advertised with a closing date of December 20th. 

There has been extensive local consultation to find out what children, parents and others would like to see in the new play area. There has also been an open and useful discussion of the best place to locate the play area within the playing field, taking into account advice from the police on safety. The most recent event was an Open Meeting at the Jubilee Hall on 9th October. At the most recent meeting of the playground sub-committee it was reported that there was no objection from those attending to the proposed move of the playground to outside the jubilee Hall.

If you would like to comment, or to offer help, please contact Len Sambrook by email at [email protected]