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King’s Sutton Parish Council Launches Play Park Project

October 16th, 2011

Work to refurbish and replace play equipment on the Rec in King’s Sutton is underway. A Working Group has been set up on behalf of the Parish Council to work closely with the local community to develop and improve recreational and sporting facilities for the village’s children and young people.

In November 2010, the Parish Council organized a drop-in meeting in the Millennium Memorial hall to ask villagers to give feedback on their priorities for The Rec’s future. This meeting was advertised by posters in the village, along with a flyer drop to every address. The meeting was attended by over forty people, all representing different age groups and viewpoints.

Residents were invited to give their views on a variety of play equipment options but also to identify any particular areas of concern such as anti-social behaviour, loss of green space, choice of materials etc. Since that meeting, the Play Park Project Working Group has put together an Action Plan for the next two years, and a design for the Rec is underway based on the community’s feedback.

The Working Group is looking to raise money to help pay for the project through grants, awards and sponsorship. However, to get the fundraising ball rolling, a small group of mums is organizing a “Run For The Rec,” a sponsored walk/run/buggy-push for children aged 0-11 and their families. Run For The Rec takes place on Saturday November 5 at 13:00. The walk will be one mile and will follow a lapped route around the Rec, starting and finishing at the Millennium Memorial Hall. The entry charge is £1.50 per child in advance or £2.00 on the day. All finishers will receive a medal and a goody bag. After-race refreshments will be on sale in The Hall. It’s thirsty work pushing a buggy!!

Registration/sponsorship forms can be picked up from “Pop Round Sues” in King’s Sutton and the Post Office. Aletrnatively, click here to download one.

Anyone wishing to help with the event should contact Lucinda Stuart through the email link on this website's Quick Contacts page.

Anyone wishing to get involved with the King’s Sutton Play Park Project should contact Derek Silby through the email link on this website's Quick Contacts page.

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