The playground is a community asset, one which we hope to raise the profile of. We would like to encourage all residents to use it but also contribute to it. This can be done in many ways - ad hoc litter picking, helping the small band who try to improve it, planting flowers or bulbs;, cleaning the seat and picnic tables. We do not have all the ideas so let us have your thoughts and suggestions, they would be much appreciated.
By way of a proper update, the goal posts have indeed be given a new orientation, this to help managing wear and tear on the goal mouth areas. Repair works to the old goal mouths will begin in early April but we hope to be able to re-open the central pitch area immediately after the easter holiday.
A new gate has been erected to try and manage potential issues with access but it also provided a bit more shape to the playground. The Bay trees that were planted in summer 2017 are unfortunately looking a bit sad, following the drought of last summer, so it might be the case we need to replace some of them in the future - ideas and help on replacing them would be most welcome.
The small band of Trustees was sad to lose Mr Andy Hanrahan who has stepped down from his role after a 5 year stint as Treasurer and Clerk. However we are delighted to have been joined by Mr Neil Wood (who takes over from Andy as Treasurer and Clerk) and Major Christie Broadbent.
If anyone else would like to join us to help develop the playground in the future, please feel free to drop us a note.
Chairman of the Trustees