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The Parish Council have recognised there is a deficiency in the provision of play and fitness facilities in the village. The children's play area was built some 20 years ago in a field which was bequeathed to the community. This comprises of swings, a slide, a see saw, a climbing frame and a toddler multi play structure; the remainder of the field is used for sporting and other social events and there is also a sports court. This latter facility also needs upgrading. The play equipment is very worn, outdated and difficult to maintain. The playing surface is grass and gets very pitted and muddy. Parents are becoming frustrated that the grounds are not all-weather and are prone to be worn and slippy when inclement weather occurs. This area also lacks fencing, to protect the children from roaming dogs. This inhibits play and can result in children being restricted to the home. We would also hope to provide some fitness equipment for adolescences and adults to improve their lifestyles.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
It is clear that the current outdated play equipment is not being utilised as fully as it could be due to the ground it stands on, its age and current standard of upkeep. There is a lack of fitness equipment for older children and adults. The local children of all ages and adults are therefore being denied a facility which would aid their physical and mental development. New equipment, would provide a suitable safe venue for them to play and be able to improve their fitness, strength and co-ordination. This would aid the village’s drive to eradicate anti-social activities. A new facility would prove to be a focal point for the village, where the Community can meet and socialise, in company with their children. Rippingale needs to be attractive to people of all ages. The village wishes to encourage children be occupied outdoors, to have active and healthy lifestyles by providing better facilities for their community. This would promote leisure and fitness for 950 villagers.
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About the space
A two acre playing field with provision for sports pitches, children's play area and a sports court.
South Kesteven District Council
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