Wansteadium reader Louise Cutler writes:Â
As you may or may not be aware the ChristchurchÂ playgroundÂ (
Woodbine Place) is sadly in a very sorry state. It’s so popular with everyone, but in desperate need of updating or renovating. We (a group of mums) have approached the council who sadly say there is no funding to update the equipment (they have resurfaced it but that’s it – it’s more like patching up the holes). So it would seem that it’s down to the locals to fundraise.Â
We’re in the very early early stages meeting with the council to discuss what could be done if anything, how much it would cost, and whether the council would provide any funding.Â
The Christmas tree campaign highlighted the power of local spirit to improve this wonderful village we live in. If we’re going to do something about the playground, it’s this that we need to tap into. I know there are many local residents and nurseries who use thisÂ playground. I’m also of the thinking that any improvement may also help the local shops ie ‘build it and they will come’ sort of thinking. Ultimately this may lead to people spending more on the High Street.
In the next couple of weeks we’ll come forward hopefully with some real costed examples of what could be achieved, and we’ll set up another crowdfunding effort. In the meantime if you support us, please leave a comment on this blog post! We will appreciate your support.
More information on the new crowdfunding to follow .