Easton Royal Playground
was set up to raise funds to replace the old playground.
This was the village playground in 1990
A much improved playground was constructed by a group of volunteers in 1992
2020/2021 Playground Project
We have received an amazing initial response and support for our project. So much so that we have been able to proceed with Phase 1 far sooner than we had imagined! Phase 1 was to provide equipment for children under 12 yrs of age.
Something for everyone!
From the outset we wished to include some equipment in this project for the older children, teenagers and the adult members of our community. The necessity for this has been made all the more evident during the Covid pandemic. Having an outdoor area for those home-schooling or working from home has never been more important for their mental and physical well-being as well as helping to avoid isolation. Being a small, rural village with little public transport this facility needs to be within the village boundary.
Good fun and challenging!
The idea of a small basketball court seemed perfect for these older children. They can play alone, with a mate, a group of friends, with parents,... Anyone can easily have a good time "shooting hoops" and practicing dribbling skills!
We have been able to afford the basketball goal, but the cost of the hard surface area was beyond our reach. Despite the pandemic we have been able to organise fundraising events in the village: more recently a Scarecrow Trail and a Tennis Tournament but, once permitted, we have plans for larger events which we are sure will enable us to match the £2500 fund we are trying to obtain from the Calor Rural Community Fund.
Offers of help have been widespread from our residents to help and support us along the way whether it be to dig, build, bake a cake or organise an event!
Our dream is that all the new play equipment will last as long as the previous one (nearly 30 years!) and be enjoyed just as much. So many people have referred to the fun they, their children or grandchildren have had on the Rec having a picnic and enjoying the playground. Long may it last...