Playground

New Swings

Update 3rd July 2020

Good news! We are pleased to say that from 4th July the playground will be re-opening, although there will be restrictions in place to minimize the chance of spreading Covid-19.

  1. Normal playground rules and safety instructions, as advertised outside the gate, still apply, including no dogs and no kite flying.
  2. Only one family group, or two households in the same support bubble, may use the playground at the same time.
  3. Rule 2 means social distancing is not necessary inside the playground, but should be practiced in any queues outside.
  4. Users should limit their use of the playground to 30 mins if others are waiting to get in – regular users are encouraged to liaise with each other to avoid clashes and the need for queuing.
  5. The gate will be left open to avoid an additional hand touch-point. Please make sure dogs do not enter.
  6. No food to be consumed in the playground and all litter to be taken home.
  7. Cleanliness:
    • Users to bring along hand sanitiser gel, wipes and means to clean the equipment.
    • Users to clean the equipment themselves after use (and before if they feel it is necessary), particularly where there are clear touch points such as swing chains, hand rails, etc.
    • Users to practice “Covid style” hand hygiene, particularly at the beginning and end of play.
    • Users should not touch their faces. They should cough or sneeze into a tissue, or arm when a tissue is not available.
    • Children should be reminded not to put their mouths on equipment or their hands in their mouths.

It’s great to see so many families and children using the playground.
Just a polite request not to bring kites (because of the overhead electricity cables) or dogs (except assistance dogs) inside the area.
Many thanks and have fun.

Kingston Lisle Playground was created in 2001 on land leased on a peppercorn rent, initially from the Nash family and now from Compton Beauchamp Estates. A small team of volunteers raised the money to buy and install the equipment and they have organised its upkeep since then.

The Parish Council believe that the Playground is a valuable and unique facility. It provides a safe area for play and can be used for social and sports activities. The Parish Council supports the running costs, including mowing the grass, but needs to leave the management to volunteers.

We would be very grateful for volunteers to take on the work required to manage and maintain the playground. If you’d like to help, please contact us if you would like to help.

 

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