Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Play area refurbished

A PLAY area in Kidmore End has been refurbished.

A PLAY area in Kidmore End has been refurbished.

The site, behind Butler’s Orchard, now has a slide, zipwire, swings, climbing frame, nest swing and a springed horse.

A new goal has also been erected in a grassed area. The official unveiling ceremony was carried out by 13-year-old Rebecca Page, of Wood Lane, Kidmore End, who cut a ribbon. She said: “It has taken a long time but it is finally here. It gives us a sense of community and it is a place for us to come.”

Lord Phillimore, who made a donation towards the project, said: “We live in Binfield Heath and having play areas in the village is something that we are keen to support. I think the equipment is excellent and it has been wonderful to be involved.”

The work, which was carried out by Wicksteed Playscapes, was funded by grants from Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, the Chilterns LEADER Fund, Kidmore End and Sonning Common Parochial Church Council, Lord Phillimore’s Charitable Trust and the Springwater Charity in Sonning Common.

Councillor Dorothy Brown, chairman of the district council, was present at the unveiling. She said: “I would like to congratulate those involved for the wonderful work they have done.”

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