Langham Parish Council opens new £65,000 community park
A picnic was held to mark the grand opening of a new community park.
Langham Parish Council hosted the event on Saturday last week to mark the opening of the new community park on the Munday’s Close playing field.
Lydia Duckering, 10, and Min Burdett, who both live in the village were selected to pull a big red ribbon bow apart to declare the park open. They were selected to show the park is available for use for all members of the community - both young and young at heart.
Langham parish councillor Penny Viner said: “The playground there before was just the basics and for a long time now it has been the ambition of Langham Parish Council to update the area.
“We are pleased with the result and the opening event was very successful.
“We have more young children in the village and it means they have somewhere to go - it is a place for all our residents.”
Before the playarea had very limited equipment but the community park now also boasts a playarea for small children, a zipwire, a multi-use games area for eight different games including football and basketball, as well as exercise equipment for adults.
There are also new picnic tables provided by Mick Appleby Racing Limited and a fenced off dog zone for canine friends while their owners play or exercise.
The work was financed by a grant of £55,000 from the FCC Communities Foundation, together with £10,000 of Community Infrastructure funding from Langham Parish Council, which organised the project. The work was carried out by playground equipment manufacturer HAGS UK.