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Playscape News – December 2017 Newsletter

Playscape & SSYI Dig for Spring Colour On the last Saturday of half-term we met to plant 500 bluebell bulbs in the copse and a range of native plants. Primroses, Wood Sage, Hairy St John’s Wort and Wild Garlic were planted amongst the bluebells and hedgerow plants such as Betony, Red Campion and Upright Hedge…

Playscape News – November 2017 Newsletter

Shelford Fun Run chases down £5500 for Playscape! By Sunday 17th September over 380 runners had registered for the 5km and as the clock struck 11 they were off! There is something rather uplifting about being applauded by spectators as you embark on your first 5km run (I was the tail “runner” and was very…

Playscape News – October 2017 Newsletter

How you’re helping to build this Playscape! Thank you to all those who supported the Shelford Fun Run in September, we’re on the way to making this exciting design a reality! I’m writing this before the event, but in the knowledge that we have dozens of cakes being baked, 35 volunteers raring to help marshall…

Playscape News – September 2017 Newsletter

Latest Playscape News – More Funding! We were delighted to discover that the local Parochial Charities have awarded us a grant of £5000 towards the project. We are now just an estimated £30k away from applying for the big grants for phases 2 & 3 (new pedestrian entrance, the car park extension and the top…

Playscape News – August 2017 Newsletter

Places To Visit Middle of the school holidays, need to get yourself and the kids outside, but exhausted your local haunts? Then here are a few suggestions… Picnics & Meadows Our meadow, willow dome & den building, Great Shelford Rec (had to include this!) Grantchester meadows, park on the road or village charity car park…

Playscape News – July 2017 Newsletter

Playscape Amazed by Local Generosity Playscape has received an unexpected donation of £20,000! The grant, from a donor-advised fund, is to further our charitable purposes and cover professional fees and fundraising expenses. This is such a boost for the team and the project! Supporting the strategic planning financially affirms the holistic and inclusive approach we’ve…

Playscape News – June 2017 Newsletter

Shelford Fun Run 2017 – Registration is now open! Great Shelford Playscape is bringing back this much-loved event on Sunday 17th September, 11am! This is a rare opportunity to run on closed roads through the beautiful
 Shelford villages. Starting and finishing on Great Shelford Rec, this certified 5km route is fast and flat, which you…

Playscape News – May 2017 Newsletter

SSYI & Playscape – Operation Copse Thanks to the commitment and hard graft of the SSYI you can now stroll through the copse, build a den, play in a willow swirl and sit to contemplate the scene on a choice of logs! During the Easter holidays Sophie O’Hara Smith led members of the SSYI and…

Playscape News – April 2017 Newsletter

SSYI & Playscape working on the wilder side Meadows taking shape In February a group of willing SSYI and Playscape volunteers joined Sophie O’Hara Smith down by the basketball court. With quantities of string, tape measures, stakes, line spray (and a touch of mental maths!) we marked out the new meadows and pathways. Seamus then…

Playspace News – March 2017 Newsletter

Inclusion: The Heart of the Playscape Project Taking a lead from the Village children (who insist on using the skateramp as one mighty challenge to run up and down!) the playscape scheme seeks to provide a landscape for everyone to enjoy and to interpret in their own way. Inclusion is a driving principle for us….

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