Cubbington Parish Council
Cubbington Parish Council has worked with contractors during the lockdown to complete the installation of new play equipment on the 2 playgrounds, Austen Court and the Recreation Ground.
The cost of the 2 projects totalled £120,000, grant funds were secured from the Groundworks Community Fund to a total of £75,000. Without this grant funding the project would not have been able to go ahead.
The playground at Austen Court is very close to the HS2 line and the skyline has been damaged by the removal of a vast area of woodland.
Work continues on the 2 areas with planting of trees in Austen Court to act as a buffer to the new HS2 track. Trees will also be planted in the Recreation Ground obtained from the Woodland Trust.
A new path is being constructed around the perimeter of the Recreation Ground to ensure that the area is inclusive for all. The new path will allow less ambulant members of the Parish, families with pushchairs and wheelchair users to access the Ground all year round. We have also installed new benches so people can stop and rest.
The next phase of the project is to continue the path all the way around the perimeter of the ground and install a Sensory Garden. This will include areas for children and people with additional needs to come, sit and enjoy the ground.
Funding is being sought to enable this project to continue. Ideas for funding and donations to the project are welcome! Please contact the Clerk on Clerk@cubbington.org.uk
We are applying for funds to install some pieces of adult fitness equipment, so adults can also benefit from exercising and spending time outdoors.
The grand opening of the two playgrounds has been delayed due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, but once these are lifted this will be held.
We hope all enjoy the playgrounds and have pride in the new facilities.
The Parish Council are working with the Safer Neighbourhood Team with regards to an increase in anti-social behaviour. We have requested an increase in police presence to help tackle the problem.
Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council Meetings have been held via Zoom during the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope these will be held back at the Village Hall from September, if deemed safe to do so.