Copse

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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…

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 – 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 – August 2018 Newsletter

Playscape – A Community Effort We were doubly blessed by the American visitors to the Free Church last month. They raised £81 for Playscape with a car wash and then helped us to weed and water the three new trees in the meadow and the new hedge. Not a mean feat considering the distance to…

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 – 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 – 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 – 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…

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