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We were delighted to see so many people at the formal opening of the new play area on Crich Recreation Ground. A big thanks you to Margaret Lane, Chair of the Parish Council for officially opening the area.

It’s taken some time, a lot of hard work and real commitment to raise the funds and install the play equipment and we thank all those who have contributed. We are particularly thankful to The Parish Council and to Veolia Land Fill Trust for their major contributions.

On a personal note I would like to thank the PLACE Project committee for their role in ‘making this dream come true’ they have worked hard and given up a lot of time to ensure we have a modern and attractive play area and recreation ground for all members of our community. I wanted to complete this project in memory of my dear wife Ruth and I don’t mind admitting to shedding a few tears seeing the play equipment installed and being used. I was also pleased that my grandchildren cut the ribbon to declare the area open!

We still want to make further improvements to the recreation ground with some landscaping; installation of benches and a wild play area. We also still need to raise £5000 to complete the play equipment cost so if you can help please contact me.

Finally can I make an appeal to everyone to respect and protect our new play equipment? Unfortunately someone has already tried to scratch the train engine in the toddler area. In addition can I ask dog walkers to please, please clean up after your pet. The associated health risk is well known and we have noticed a significant increase in dog fouling over the recent past.

If we all look after the recreation ground and ensure our children respect the equipment it will continue to provide a great place for all of us for many years to come.


The PLACE Project committee with Margaret Lane  a view of the new playground

The PLACE Project committee with Margaret Lane                                           A view of the new playground

Paul Yorke,
Chair The PLACE Project

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