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Planting update

We saw the exciting installation of the first tower mid September and we had hoped that the Playscape would be open to all by now, but the national challenges around deliveries and materials has meant that the opening has slipped again. We have, however, had the delightful task of planting hundreds of plants into the…

Playscape – Nearly there!

How many more sleeps till the Playscape opens? Well we can’t say exactly, but the end of this month is looking very promising!   Duncan & Grove were scheduled to be on site for 10 weeks, with the grass needing a further 4 – 6 weeks to establish, making our projected opening mid-September. As with…

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…

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…

Playscape News – October 2019 Newsletter

Shelford Fun Run 2019 – The Results What a beautiful day and so fantastic to see the village out in force! The chip timing company found us this year (!) bringing with it zippy new technology that made checking in a breeze and results pretty instantaneous with text messages after the race. The new feast…

Playscape News – August 2019 Newsletter

Can you help us? When we set up Great Shelford Playscape our aims were to consult with the local community, commission an inspiring design and raise funds to realise this vision. It’s become apparent, however, that this is more than a capital project and that there is another vital role we can play in the…

Playscape News – November 2018 Newsletter

Shelford Fun Run raises another £5000 for Playscape! We were delighted that Day Accountants agreed to sponsor chip timing for the Fun Run this year. It was, however, touch and go on the day whether we’d get the chips as they went to Shelford… Nottingham! Fortunately the roads were clear and the participants very understanding….

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 – 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 – 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…

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