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Playscape News – May 2018 Newsletter

Work Continues! Playscape and the SSYI took the opportunity over the Easter break to do some remedial work in the copse. Thanks to Keira, Marlon and Zac there is a new (sturdier!) willow and hazel hurdle. If you take any budding den builders down to the copse please encourage them to use sticks that are…

Playscape News – April 2018 Newsletter

A wonderful bonus of joining Playscape has been meeting all sorts of people in the Village.   Take Ollie O’Meakin, the Romsey Mill and SSYI Youth Worker. He has championed the Playscape cause at every step and initiated our successful Copse Project partnership. Ollie also nominated us for the South Cambs Community Awards 2018 and…

Playscape News – March 2018 Newsletter

Recipe for a New Playscape Ingredients 1 dozen committee members 2 dozen public consultations 1 x It’s a knockout extravaganza A dusting of abseilers 400 fun runners A generous outpouring of donations Mix it all together, let it rise for a month or two whilst we wait for planning permission and then ice with final…

Playscape News – February 2018 Newsletter

Playscape: Down by the River Have you seen the new bridge? Thanks to the South Cambs Community chest (and the hardy builders who installed the bridge at the end of December!) you can now cross the ditch with ease. The stepping stones have also been installed, courtesy of the Co-op grant, and given that the…

Playscape News – January 2018 Newsletter

PLAYSCAPE IN 2018 With over £60,000 raised to date 2018 could be Playscape’s year! The planting plan is ready and the surface water management plan commissioned for us to apply for planning permission. Once the plans have been approved we can go out to tender and apply for the large local grants to get phase…

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…

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