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The Woolavington Playing Fields Association, which is a registered charity, were very pleased to receive a £20,000 grant from National Grid towards the cost of providing new play equipment in the play area adjoining the pavilion.

The wooden burma bridge and wobble board were coming to the end of their life and were looking tired and uninspiring. The grant has enabled these items to be replaced with a modern metal trim trail for use by the 6 to 12 year age range. The equipment, installed by Sutcliffe Play, is already proving popular and the Association would like to record their appreciation to National Grid for making this possible.

The following pictures show the project during its various stages of construction.

The old equipment which has been removed.

Work commencing.

Under construction

Nearly Finished

Work complete and ready for use!

The Parish Council have also been successful in obtaining major grant funding to completely replace the skateboard unit which was installed over 25 years ago with a modern facility. The project took far longer to complete than anticipated due to delays caused by Covid restrictions. £50,000 was received from Sedgemoor District Council, £15,000 from Villages Together and £1,667.40  from the Co-op bag scheme.

The old skateboard unit

The new skateboard facility

A need was indentified for some play equipment for younger children and Villages Together set up a Task and Finish Group with representatives of the Parish Council, Playing Fields Association, Woolavington Nursery and Little Nippers to draw up plans and seek funding. A grant of £43,000 was achieved in February which enabled new pieces of equipment to be installed by Sutcliffe Play South West in April.

The new play equipment was offficially opened by the Chairman of the Parish Council, Alan Sharp, during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon event on 2nd June 2022.