We have completed the Winkins Lane Playground improvement project that began in 2019, after a Public Consultation indicated that there was a need for more play equipment for older children. As a result the PC and the Great Somerford Community Fund set about to raise funds to pay for a fantastic new climbing frame, as well as a gazebo where parents could shelter from the sun or the rain while they watch over their children.
We were very fortunate to secure a donation from Hills Group towards the purchase of the climbing frame and gazebo with a donation under the Landfill Communities Fund in partnership with Community First. Last month, Mary Hardwidge of Community First came visited the Winkins Lane Playground to present a commemorative plaque recognising their financial contribution.
We have been delighted with the positive response from parents and children with regards to the new climbing frame, which is proving really popular through these summer months, and also the gratitude from the parents for the much-needed shelter, which in addition to the existing play equipment has resulted in a playground that the village can truly be proud of.
The majority of government regulations relating to COVID-19 were withdrawn on 19th July 2021; however, the full Governmental National Lockdown Regulations are available on :- National Lockdown Stay-At-Home
When the Playground was re-opened in July 2020 an evaluation of the risks associated with the re-opening was carried out, please see the Risk Assessment.
Please see the Play Area Notice for details.