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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…

Playscape News – October 2017 Newsletter

How you’re helping to build this Playscape! Thank you to all those who supported the Shelford Fun Run in September, we’re on the way to making this exciting design a reality! I’m writing this before the event, but in the knowledge that we have dozens of cakes being baked, 35 volunteers raring to help marshall…

Playscape News – February 2017 Newsletter

Playscape – A Community Effort! We have been so encouraged by all the support we’ve received from you so far, and one of our biggest supporters, the SSYI, are truly getting their hands dirty for the cause! SSYI starts work on the Copse The young people have been busy building bird boxes and in half-term…

Playscape News – August 2016 Newsletter

Playscape Needs You! It was great to see so many of you at the Shelford Feast – your support is crucial in realising a new playscape for our village, thank you so much for all your help so far!   In case you missed us, here are some things you can do to help: Sign…

Playscape News – June 2016 Newsletter

A Knockout for Playscape! Congratulations to The Saints team, who ran, bounced, catapulted and waddled their way (complete with fluffy halos) to lift the inflatable Trophy at Playscape’s It’s a Knockout competition in April! It was a grand slam from this group of St Faith’s parents, as they also won the prize for the most enthusiastic participant…

Playscape News – September 2015 Newsletter

The art of the playscape has been brought to the mainstream recently with various articles and exhibitions, such as the RIBA’s The Brutalist Playground. With its tagline “Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play” this exhibition was designed to celebrate original concepts for play and help us question what we think play spaces ought to…

Playscape News – April 2015 Newsletter

A group of local residents has the Parish Council’s blessing to pursue a radical transformation of the children’s play area on the recreation ground. Our ambition is to combine new play equipment with interactive landscaping to create a ‘Playscape’ – a beautiful place that benefits the whole community. The Playscape Working Group will be fully…

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