The new playground is on the recreation ground and when the new village hall is built it will be adjacent to it.
A huge thank you to everyone who turned out despite the rain and cold, to make the playground opening on 29 March 2018 such a success. To hear and see all those children descending on the new playground, with an enormous cheer, when the ribbon was cut, was quite emotional. It was lovely to see so many of the older residents present as well as the younger generation.
The play equipment includes:
Zip-wire of 20 metres length
Five way swing
Bird’s nest basket swing
Two seat cradle swing
Robinia climbing frame
Galaxy Saturn Carousel
Toddler area with Toddler ship, sand pit, Pony seesaw, climbing frame with slides and rocking elephant.
A new bench seat has been located within the fenced toddler area. Picnic tables and seats are around the area.
The 7-a-side football pitch has been re-layed out and new nets, with safety fixings, put on the existing goals which have been securely relocated.
The existing basketball practice court has been cleaned up and a new net put on the existing hoop and backboard.
The grass maintenance contractor is now brushing and blowing the sand in the toddler area back into sand pit, each time the grass is cut, ie every two weeks. If anyone wants to do this in the meantime, please feel free to use the brushes stored in the shed near the basketball court.
On a separate note, we are regularly finding items of clothing being left around the playground. If you or your child have lost items, please check on the Rec. Items will be collected and left in a container on the site for a limited time before being disposed of.