THE COMMUNITY in Claverdon is coming together to raise money for a new playground.
The area, which has fallen into disrepair, needs some TLC and new play equipment – much of which has been removed for safety reasons.
But with help from grants, community projects and support from Claverdon Parish Council, a team of residents are striving to raise money for a new playground including activity areas for toddlers and school children, and fitness equipment.
The villagers are hoping a ‘Quiz and Chips’ night on Friday March 13 at the Dorothea Mitchell Hall will help them reach the £6,650 fund-raising goal.
Organiser Emma Foulerton said: “The recreation ground and playground really is the heart of our village, it isn’t just a play area for the children, it’s a hub for the community.
“It’s vital for people to have access to spaces like this, particularly in villages like Claverdon. To have a playground within walking distance is really important to us. We used to use this park three to four times a week with our children, but due to the state of the current playground equipment we have to travel further afield.
“As a community we have worked really hard to raise the money to replace the playground and to make it something people of all ages can use and enjoy, now we just need those final funds, and we are hoping that people will join us for a quiz night and a fish supper to get us to the funding finish line.”
There will be other fundraising opportunities on the night including Bingo with a number of vouchers up for grabs.
Tickets cost £10 and include a fish and chip supper.
Visit www.claverdonplayground.org for more details.