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Playscape News – November 2015 Newsletter

We’ve been listening… Since founding Great Shelford Playscape this year we have conducted a dozen focus groups in the community and launched our online questionnaire to find out what people really think about the rec and how they’d like it to be.  The response has been so encouraging – everyone we’ve approached has been very willing to…

Playscape News – October 2015 Newsletter

Exposed to the elements Some of the most innovative playspaces have been brought about through circumstance. Take the natural play area in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, composed entirely of trees, sand and a single water pump, this exploratory zone for kids and adults alike was devised after the great hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy hit…

Playscape News – September 2015 Newsletter

The art of the playscape has been brought to the mainstream recently with various articles and exhibitions, such as the RIBA’s The Brutalist Playground. With its tagline “Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play” this exhibition was designed to celebrate original concepts for play and help us question what we think play spaces ought to…

Playscape News – August 2015 Newsletter

During the sweltering final days of June, representatives of Great Shelford Playscape and the Parish Council interviewed three very different design practices for the job of master-planning our recreation ground. “Hang-on!” I hear you cry, “We thought you were sorting out the play provision!” well yes, we are, but if we are to create a…

Playscape News – July 2015 Newsletter

My friends will tell you that I’ve become rather tedious on the subject of playgrounds and how they’re used!  Ever since reading Design for Play: A guide to designing successful play spaces (which you can find online and there’ll be a link on our website) I can’t help analysing how children and adults alike use outside…

Playscape News – June 2015 Newsletter

A new month brings a new logo and new Playscape members. Jeremy Fazal, local dad and professional market researcher is putting the finishing touches to our online questionnaire which we will launch with our website soon. Vaila Morrison, an architect and mother, has a very personal interest in inclusive provision as her daughter has additional…

Playscape News – May 2015 Newsletter

Things are progressing! The study Playscape: A Vision for Great Shelford was presented by the Playscape Working Group (PWG) to the the Pavilion and Recreation Ground Sub-Committee (PRGC) on April 7th, the full Parish Council on April 13th and the Annual Parish Meeting on April 16th. The study reviews the existing play facilities on Great Shelford’s Recreation…

Playscape News – April 2015 Newsletter

A group of local residents has the Parish Council’s blessing to pursue a radical transformation of the children’s play area on the recreation ground. Our ambition is to combine new play equipment with interactive landscaping to create a ‘Playscape’ – a beautiful place that benefits the whole community. The Playscape Working Group will be fully…

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