Recreation Ground

Vision for the Recreation Ground

A presentation of a Vision for the Recreation Ground was made to the Parish Council at their March meeting by Laura Battersby of Studio Battersby Edgley: Vision for Rec April 2019

The Vikings & the Saxon Noble King Play Area

The latest play equipment area is aimed at pre-school children and toddlers and comprises two forts and a ship, linked together by a circuit of smaller play elements, including stepping stones in the form of a “balancing dragon”, a balance weaver, monkey bars and a tunnel within a earth mound. One of the forts and the ship is accessible to wheelchairs.

The children can role play Vikings and Saxons and move to and from the forts and ship, which will provide a variety of challenging play opportunities, learning and help promote the children’s wellbeing and development.

Additional Projects / Ideas

The council is now progressing few others initiatives to keep the area attractive and to stimulate good social behaviour and help create a stronger community.

In our March Parish Council meeting we will review a proposal and hope to share some ideas in the future.

We aim to promote the history of Wessex and England as each project will also named after King Alfred and the Saxons.

Charles Dickens wrote of King Alfred:

“The noble king … whom misfortune could not subdue, whom prosperity could not spoil, whose perseverance, nothing could shake. Who was hopeful in defeat, and generous in success. Who loved justice, freedom, truth and knowledge”.