The Parish Council have spent many years saving and grant sourcing to be able to entirely replace the outdated play equipment in the only public space in Four Elms village. It is located behind the primary school and is used daily by school children and locals.
A new rural ground surface has been installed (GrassLok under the turf) and the 1960’s metal play equipment has been replaced to make an inclusive play space for under and over 5’s. This includes sensory play items so that the playground is inclusive to all.
The aspiration is to improve the social and community lives of school attendees and all locals and improve the physical and mental health of young people and their carers.
The Parish Council worked with the school staff, children, parents, locals and District and County colleagues and neighbouring town and parish councils who have undertaken similar projects. We were also able to source local help from a generous business – Willerby’s Landscapes – who kindly gave their significant time and resources free of charge.
Parents and children helped to help design the space and equipment. The picnic tables and furniture are made from 100% recycled materials. The full size, permanently secured football goal is used daily by the school and locals.
We are fortunate to live in a proactive parish where action really gets taken rather than just discussed!