Now that Fair Green Neighbourhood Association have become the legal caretakers of Fair Green, one of our first actions is to improve the play area, as almost all the existing equipment is beyond repair and must be removed.
We are applying for a grant from the National Lottery, and need your letters of support to improve our chances of winning the grant. Do you like what we have planned? Is it an improvement? Would you use it? Do you think it is important to the community?
What an opportunity! We will redesign the play area to meet the needs of all ages and abilities, keeping it low and unobtrusive, and using natural elements to give children a chance to use their imaginations. We will improve the car park and give better access to pushchairs and for people with disabilities.
Rachel has come up with a wonderful design, which is sketched below.
- Bird’s nest swing to cater for all ages from baby (with adult!) upwards and also caters for children with disabilities, and encourages friendly, co-operative play.
- Earth bank (see photo of similar design) gives natural place to run, jump, climb, roll and imagine your own games.
- It also helps to provide a boundary for the youngest children, to help keep them safe from the road, and also provides a great natural bench to sit and chat.
- Sandpit within the bank provides lots of opportunities for creative play, encouraging imagination and social play.
- New wooden elements are very similar to those we are losing, but by repositioning them more closely, it provides a more challenging trail for older children.
- All equipment has a critical fall height of under 1m, so can be put straight into grass for a more natural look. (Except the swing, which will need a fresh bark pit).
We need your support. Please comment below or email your comments to Gary Alexander (email@example.com) or Rachel Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)