Newsletter

Playscape Construction Timeline

By the time you read this we’re hopeful that the contractors will have been instructed to proceed and you should see changes on site imminently! The construction is expected to take about 10 weeks, although the Playscape will remain cordoned off whilst the new grass establishes itself for at least a further 6 weeks. This…

Nearly there? (read to the end!)

We know that the current playground is really on its last legs, but we are cautiously optimistic that this will be the last winter of muddy entrances, non-existent climbing nets and worn out surfacing! The team has been working hard behind the scenes on planning conditions and finalising grant submissions, so I thought I’d share…

Latest Updates

Copse Have you spied the new magposts in the copse yet? These are posts with magnifying glasses set into them so would-be naturalists can study what they’ve found. The SSYI and Playscape team spent a very soggy Monday just before Christmas installing them, along with the new signs that the SSYI had made, plus sixty…

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 step towards realising this vision. The Playscape will definitely…

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…

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