New Play Equipment for Dagnall Rec

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New Play Equipment for Dagnall Rec

New Play Equipment for Dagnall Rec

Trish Owen By Trish Owen

We need to replace the children’s playground equipment that sadly had to be removed in the summer due to extreme old age and failing its safety tests

Dagnall Idea stage

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We will be looking to purchase equipment which covers running, jumping, climbing, balance and sensory fields. We would like to replace what was there - large climbing frame, springers and so on and add a roundabout and slide, as well as more modern equipment if funds allow. We hope to provide a welcoming and safe area for the benefit of the community, where children and villagers can interact and play together, encouraging outside exercise and community cohesion. Currently the Recreation ground has only a basketball hoop and a set of very old swings. The nearest other play equipment is over 3 miles away and we have no public transport to speak of in the village.

What we'll deliver:

  • Roundabout
  • Slide
  • Climbing frame
  • Springers
  • Balance beams
  • Sound tubes

Why it's a great idea:

Whilst it is a rural community the Recreation Ground is considered a safe and secure place for children to play. We would like to see the Rec and Village Hall as a hub of the village, and hopefully deter children from going farther afield and trying to entertain themselves by climbing on equipment in farmyards where it can be extremely dangerous. In a small village like Dagnall it’s hard for the children to get out. The roads are too dangerous for cycling and there are no buses. They have to make their own fun, but keep safe. Dagnall Rec is in an excellent position and we need to make the most of it!

Steps to get it done:

  • raising a minimum of £16000 so work can start with basic equipment being provided

We will also be running fundraising efforts such as a repeat of last year's inaugural Dagnall Santa Dash, sponsored Tae Kwon Do events, village fetes (usually always in pouring rain and hail, just to test our mettle!) and themed evenings at the Village Hall. Dagnall is a small rural community. As we are 'washed over' by the Greenbelt we do not receive S106 money as we rarely have enough / any houses built to generate the funds, which other villages and towns would use for play equipment. We are outside of the area for grants form local landfill sites and receive only a small amount from the Parish Council for maintenance of the Village Hall and Rec each year. Whilst we raise enough money through hall hire to cover day to day running costs, we simply cant manage to make large capital expenditures, such as what is required here, without relying on outside funding.


Location Dagnall

Dagnall has 15 other projects and £345,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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Aylesbury Vale District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £33,199

various playground equipment - £30,000 (90%)
Other - £3,199 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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various playground equipment
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • 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: more playground equipment, making a fantastic playground for Dagnall's children

Total £33,199

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