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Playscape News – January 2021 Newsletter

Working to bring the Playscape to life in 2021 The Playscape committee worked very hard over the autumn to prepare two major grant applications and also worked alongside the various professionals to get the tender out for the main contractor. I am delighted to say that we accomplished all these goals before Christmas, a huge…

Playscape News – December 2020 Newsletter

The Copse 2.0 The copse and meadows were one of the first phases of the master plan to be implemented and they have become a real destination for rec users, especially during these strange covid-19 times. As with all things, it was time to reassess these spaces and see what could be improved. The den…

Playscape News – November 2020 Newsletter

Update from Shelford Fun Run 2020 Despite the fact we could not be together in the traditional sense this year for the Shelford Fun Run, our community were still to be able to take part virtually by walking or running their chosen 5k route and connecting with each other online. We had participants joining from…

Playscape News – October 2020 Newsletter

Major Boost for Playscape We are delighted to announce that the Cambridgeshire County Council’s Communities Capital Fund has awarded the Parish Council an amazing £109,000 towards an inspiring and inclusive Playscape for the community. We considered this a “bonus” grant, as we knew it was oversubscribed when we prepared the application. Indeed, since the fund…

Playscape News – September 2020 Newsletter

Shelford Fun Run 2020 – Final Chance to Log your Virtual Run! Support Great Shelford Playscape and stay active, by registering, running and recording your personal 5k for our virtual fun run this year. Whether you’ve a favourite route or you’d like to follow one of our suggested runs, you can take it at your…

Playscape News – August 2020 Newsletter

Playscape Answers Your Questions With the reopening of our village playground, we can imagine that many community members are wondering about Playscape’s progress to build a new playground. We’ve received some very good questions from the community, so we thought we’d answer them here! Q: You’ve been working on this for over five years; why…

Playground remains closed

The new government guidance recommends that playgrounds can be open from this Saturday (4th July), however to help keep our community safe, Great Shelford Parish Council have arranged to have the playground equipment fog cleaned and hand sanitiser installed at the gates before it is re-opened. It is hoped that the playground can be opened…

Playscape News – July 2020 Newsletter

Playscape – Our Valuable Rec, A Space for All What a joy it has been to see the rec used so extensively during this time of lockdown. Kids have learnt to ride their bikes, mini-outdoor gyms have popped up in the copse and even deck chairs were spied in the meadow! Genius. Yes there’s been…

Playscape News – June 2020 Newsletter

Shelford Fun Run 2020 – We are going ‘VIRTUAL’! We had really hoped to bring you a ‘live’ 5k Fun Run in September, but we are very mindful of the current coronavirus distancing measures, and the possibility that restrictions on mass gatherings may continue for some time. So, if we can’t all do it together,…

Playscape News – May 2020 Newsletter

We’re very fortunate that, as a charity, we can keep the project functioning even in #lockdown. As with most people, we’ve got to grips with Zoom and have had to adjust plans in light of governmental advice. As you know we’re big advocates of outdoor play, but to keep our community safe, it has been…

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