The village playground behind the shop was gifted to the village by the Phillimore Estate in the 1950s. Before that, from the late 1800s it was part of the allotments on Sonning Common road.
It is held in trust by the Parish Council and councillors are responsible for maintaining it and ensure that the equipment is safe. It is checked by RSOPA annually. The grass is cut by contractors to the Parish Council and villagers help to maintain keep it tidy and litter free, subscribing to a weekly rota. They also check the play equipment and carry out simple repairs, clean the sand and weed the bark when required.
An outdoor table tennis table was donated by the Phillimore Estate - players are invited to bring their own bats and balls. Young footballers enjoy using the new posts, provided by the parish council.
If you have young children - or grandchildren - who enjoy using the park, why not contact parish council chairman, Paul Rollason and offer to help? The duties are not onerous and working sessions on the recreation ground are fun and sociable.
The playground is popular with children and their parents from miles around. Dogs are discouraged from entering the recreation ground and must not be allowed in the sand pit.
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