Target reached

WAHOOOOOOOO!!!!! We’ve done it! After a year of fundraising we have smashed our target and are on track to build our new, snazzy playground with some incredible features including a zip wire, two separate areas for smaller and older children along with accessible play equipment. We will also improve access from Newtown road.

See our Design page for details of the new playground

We recently received confirmation that we have been awarded fantastic further grants which have taken us to what we wanted to achieve.

Our huge thanks goes to WCC SW Area Board, the Discworld Foundation along with many others who contributed small and large: Broad Chalke Parish Council, Chalke Valley Fete, the private donations, those who bought a glass of fizz at our champagne bar and those who came to “lambing live” last year. A sincere and huge thanks to everyone who contributed. It’s all these small pots of money along with all the incredible ideas, suggestions and feedback on this group which gave us the basis to approach the lottery. Without all of this we wouldn’t have stood a chance.

Now we move on to the next stage: the build. We now expect this to start around the third week of May. During this period, the playground will be closed for a period of about 1 month. We will update you as and when dates are finalised.

If you’d like to have a look at the winning playground then please visit the website

There’s a very small opportunity for any last thoughts so if you feel inclined, now’s your chance!

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For non Facebook users this site will show proposed designs as we receive them in order to allow members of the community to provide feedback and discus ideas with the team