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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…

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 – 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 – 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 – February 2020 Newsletter

Playscape – Who Are We and What Are We Doing? We’ve been around for a while, but we thought it worth introducing ourselves again and updating everyone. Who, What, Why? Hi! We’re a local charity run my volunteers championing the complete transformation of the rather sorry playground into an inclusive and exciting Playscape. We want…

Playscape News – January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year! A huge thank you to everyone who supported us last year, with a special shout out to Nicola and her family who raised £168 with donations from their wonderful Christmas Lights Display. We were also delighted to receive a generous gift of £1000 in December too, which we are very grateful for….

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…

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