NEW sports and play facilities in Barford have been given the royal seal of approval.
Almost £500,000 was raised to oversee the refurbishment project of King George’s Field – named after The Duke of Kent’s grandfather King George V.
The field is now home to a children’s play area, a multi-use games area – including two tennis courts, and an all-weather court.
And there is also a new perimeter path and a new store and toilet facilities.
And HRH The Duke of Kent officially opened the facilities, met members of the community and unveiled a commemorative plaque during a special visit.
Spokesman John Murphy said: “It has been a quite remarkable time for our village.
“To see so many people come together to celebrate and enjoy our new facilities was wonderful and this was topped by a quite remarkable day shared by HRH The Duke of Kent.
“It is most definitely a week that will be remembered for many years to come!”
An outdoor gym equipment area will be introduced later this year as well as an outdoor natural play area with logs and tree trunks.
Visit www.barfordplayingfields.org to book the facilities.