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Avening Playing Field
Avening Playing Field is going to have a makeover!
Supported by Avening Parish Council

What is happening?

Our playing field is the valuable green heart in the middle of the village which provides a tranquil setting for young children to play, an area for everyone to enjoy informal sports and paths for dog walking and cycling.  With health and fitness being big national issues it is important that we as a Parish Council provide the best possible facilities for the community.  Over recent years the recreation ground has become tired and worn out—the previous Playing Field Committee made a great start and replaced some of the play equipment, but our ambitious plans to provide better team and individual sporting facilities did not receive enough support to proceed.  We are therefore pleased to share with you our revised plans for improvements to the area which we are confident will regenerate the area for the next generation.

When will it happen?

The work will be undertaken in prioritised phases as funding becomes available.  Phase 1 is already underway, with the access ramp and protective fence being installed this spring.
The Parish Council have taken account of public ideas and feedback to produce a plan that delivers a recreation area useable by all sections of the community.  Safety is paramount, and phase 1 will introduce a new fence for a dog-free enclosed zone where small children can play happily without the risk of wandering off. We will renovate existing benches, and also introduce additional seating and picnic benches around the site. The wooden shelter will be improved/replaced and could provide an outdoor classroom space. As additional funds are secured, future phases will add additional play equipment, and an upgraded cycle/walking track around the perimeter, which will link to the new access slope from Sunground. The levelling of the playing surface will be less extensive than previously proposed, but with better drainage and fit for purpose grass, it will open up lots of possibilities for informal play.  The work won’t impact the sledging hill that everyone loves! Ongoing maintenance costs will be minimal, and will focus on keeping the equipment in a safe and useable state. 
Avening Playing Field
Avening Playing Field is going to have a makeover!
Supported by Avening Parish Council