Crowmarsh Playground proposals

UPDATE, 8 February 2018:

Planning Approved

We are pleased to report we now have planning approval for the play area upgrade and addition of a gym area.

For those who missed seeing the plans, please see below. Some of these drawings and images are currently on display in the Crowmarsh Primary School hall, they will stay up for two weeks after the half term break.  There will also be a display during the Coffee morning at Crowmarsh Village Hall on Saturday 10th March 10.00 till 12.00.

Please note the design has considered requests for equipment made in our previous survey in spring last year, which had 215 people supporting the principle of a new improved playground and 126 supporting the gym.

Grant Applications

We need external funding for this project to be realised, which the Parish Council will now be seeking through grant applications.

You can help us with the process with your written support of the proposed playground and or the gym.

To help secure external funding we would like to provide further evidence to potential funders that local people support the proposed design and equipment.  This means we need you to send letters or e-mails to us (The Parish Council) supporting the new play area and gym, specifically referring to the design features and which aspects will be most beneficial to you and your family.  Please include your name. Where applicable please include comments / quotes from the children (noting their ages) who would benefit from these improvements.

Written support will be collated by Michelle Reynolds.  Letters can be sent into school addressed to Michelle.  Alternatively, e-mails can be sent to [email protected].  These responses will be collated and submitted as part of our grant applications.

Expressing your personal support could make the difference in securing the necessary funds for this great project to be realised. 

Many thanks, in anticipation.

Crowmarsh Parish Council

Proposed design plans (click on the links to download the files)

Playground renders:

  1. https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/62765f15-9e77-4af3-916d-d6ebc8db11ef
  2. https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/600599fa-d5a1-4a3d-b181-385a7033a566
  3. https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/64193b23-eafd-4bbe-8bb3-28d5611ee972

Designs:

Crowmarsh CRO-P01-LOCATION PLAN

Crowmarsh CRO-P03-PROPOSED PLAN

Crowmarsh CRO-P11-EQUIPMENT DETAILS

Crowmarsh CRO-P13-PRESENTATION-3D images

Design and Access statement, Landscape and Transport for the proposed new playground at Crowmarsh Rec. Grd.

Gym Equipment renders:

  1.  https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/5b4b9e98-57f2-4c7e-a53b-79f3bb027be8
  2. https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/99543ee7-deb2-4192-a8a5-4f5c2b2a2d15

Proposed External Gym
The Parish Council are currently looking at putting in 6 pieces of gym equipment by the Recreation Ground play area, but which, is still to be decided.
These are 2 sets of suggestions which have been made, there may be others.
If you like the idea of the gym and have any thoughts on it and the
equipment, please let the Parish Council know. c/o Michelle
[email protected]

The old children’s play area in the Crowmarsh Recreation Ground is over 20 years old and in need of removal or replacement. A survey to gather support from the community for a new playground and new outdoor gym outdoor gym was carried out from April to June 2017 and shows 215 members of the community in favour of a new playground and 126 supporters for a new outdoor gym. Thanks to all who took part in the survey- the survey results can be found here: Results from community consultation

For the Design and Access statement, results from the community consultation, main drawings and images of the proposal please see above. Full planning application details can be found here:
http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/planning/ApplicationDetails.jsp?REF=P17/S40
47/FUL

For information on the flood compensation proposals and more information on the proposals see the information submitted for planning.

Playground meeting minutes:

Play area Meeting 14 June minutes

Play Area Meeting 20 April 17 minutes

Play Area Action Group pictured above, missing Denise Hall and Edwina Johnson.

1 thought on “Crowmarsh Playground proposals”

  1. I have just met up with Michelle Reynolds who has kindly asked for my input on the different equipment being looked at for the new play ground.
    I have over 20 years experience of training people either for fitness purposes or for rehabilitation ranging from young to people in their 90’s. I have ran my own rehab gym on Howbery Park (Lifestyles Rehab Gym) for almost 7 years.
    A lot of my work is with the older generation who suffer from various conditions – strokes, cardic issues, physical impediments, muscle imbalances etc.
    I have recommended a mix of equipment (parallel bars / seated leg press / double air walker or skier / leg lift station / arm & pedal bike / monkey bars) which will appeal both to young and old and should prove the most popular as they are very self explanatory. The arm & pedal bike, air walker / skier and parallel bars are perfect for people who have had strokes. suffer from parkinsons and other conditions.
    I think there is a big need for more of these outdoor play sites.

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