Every Village needs one and ours just couldn’t be more central. This Open Space is situated opposite the Savill Hall and Pub – an ideal location for the many village activities it hosts.
Originally it was the School playground. With the closure of the School it was earmarked for housing but a far-sighted Parish Council at the time raised the funds to purchase the site from the County Council. Now it boasts a permanent children’s play area and still has plenty of room for other village activities such as the Village Fête, children’s sports and the Church’s annual “Praises in the Park” Service. A football kick about area is popular and the area is routinely used by anyone who wants an ad hoc open meeting area or just to relax over a picnic in this pretty area in the village centre.
The Parish Council owns the site and is responsible for safety and upkeep. The Community Space Committee leads on all other matters relating to the space including fundraising for new or replacement equipment. Once purchased any new equipment is taken on by the Parish Council which then assumes responsibility for its care and maintenance.