The new playground is open

Selborne Parish Council and the Selborne Recreation Ground Committee are very pleased to announce that the new children’s playground at the Selborne Recreation Ground will be open from 3pm today, Friday 26th May.

See the design document below for some background on the design.  The Parish Council used £30K of its funds on the playground with an “enabling grant” from Hampshire County Councillor Mark Kemp-Gee to boost our chances for other grant applications, £5K from the SRGC Committee and a major donation from the Tarmac Landfill Communities Fund.

A big thank you for these grants.

Thank you also to :

  • Lara Roberts in the early days of getting the playground project off the ground, consulting with the community and preparing the lengthy tender specification;
  • Seema, Matt, Simon and Tom – and Lara again, for the many hours of detailed and methodical work as the Playground Working Group in sourcing and reviewing tenders from ten playground companies and working so well as a team in getting the best design
  • Matt in particular, and also Simon, for the hard work in writing the grant applications – yes, the first one didn’t succeed
  • And also the Recreation Ground Committee who week in and week out, year after year, maintain the Recreation Ground so well and who have put in a lot of additional work to get the playground ready for opening.

Hope you all have a good weekend