Bledington Playground Appeal

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Bledington Playground Appeal

Bledington Parish Council By Bledington Parish Council

Bledington Parish Council along with a group of local residents want to turn the existing old playground in to a fantastic new play facility at the heart of the community.

Bledington Fundraising stage

pledged of £30,208
days left

Bledington Parish Council is planning to improve the Bledington Playing Field playground on Old Burford Rd, Bledington OX7 6UU. The current playground is very dated and lacks play equipment for toddlers and primary school children. It was designed 13 years ago for 12-15 years plus. We want to create a revitalised play area at the heart of this community green space. The project is based on survey responses from local residents on what they would most like to see change in the playing field. This process indicated just how much the play area means to local people in the village as well as families living in neighbouring villages. Many residents had to take their young children away from the village to other playgrounds as they couldn't play in their own village playground. The council has allocated some funds to get started but this will not be enough to pay for new equipment. Our aim is to create an outstanding play facility for children aged 1 to 12.

What we'll deliver:

  • Swings for primary school children
  • Swings for babies and toddlers
  • An exciting embankment slide
  • A balancing bar

Why it's a great idea:

We want children in the village to be able to have fun, play in a safe environment and spend time with their friends and family at the village playground. Following the restrictions of Covid, and indeed the continuing effect of this on socialisation, this initiative will provide a healthy outdoor environment in a green space which will promote physical and mental health and wellbeing. Both after school and in the school holidays, it will encourage youngsters to exercise, play, and simply have fun, alongside the building of friendships amongst parents, grandparents, carers and children in a natural and safe environment.

Steps to get it done:

  • Submit Funding Applications August - September 2022
  • Submit Crowdfund with the community September 2022
  • Finalise quote from Installer August 2022
  • Start Crowdfunding September 2022
  • Receive all funding December 2022
  • Contract supplier to install equipement December 2022
  • Play equipment installed April 2023
  • Opening of new playground equipment. Children can play on new playground equipment. May 2023

Location Bledington

About the space

Bledington Playing Fields


Cotswold District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £30,207

Embankment slide mound - £8,040 (27%)
Post installation inspection and delivery - £6,642 (22%)
Embankment Slide Wide - £4,104 (14%)
Swings for Toddlers - £2,300 (8%)
Swings for Primary Age - £2,100 (7%)
Eco grass mat surfacing - £2,096 (7%)
Swings for Toddlers Installation - £942 (3%)
Swings Primary Age Installation - £942 (3%)
Balance Bar - £896 (3%)
Balance Bar Installation - £346 (1%)
Other - £1,798 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Embankment slide mound
Post installation inspection and delivery
Embankment Slide Wide
Swings for Toddlers
Swings for Primary Age
Eco grass mat surfacing
Swings for Toddlers Installation
Swings Primary Age Installation
Balance Bar
Balance Bar Installation
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • Embankment Slide Installation
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Playhouse with Slide
  • Playhouse Installation
  • Nature corner mushroom seats

Total £30,207

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