Plans revealed for Long Buckby Recreation Ground

A flexi-swing, jungle trial and exercise equipment are just some of the things that could be seen at the refurbished recreation ground in Long Buckby.

Draft plans for the £100,000 children’s play area will be on display at the community centre at the weekend for feedback from villagers.

Member of the children’s recreation ground management committee (CRGMC) and parish councillor Sophie Green said: “I think the recreation ground is going to be really exciting and engaging for villagers. There are some great bits of equipment in the plans and we are just waiting to see now what the public think.”

The plans have been developed following consultation by the CRGMC last year during which 60 school children and villagers were asked what equipment they would most like to see.

Cllr Green said: “The recreation ground has been unloved for a couple of years now and the climbing frame was set on fire in 2010 so it will be nice to see it completed.

“The plans include some great equipment like exercise things for adults and equipment specifically for disabled children.”

The plans will be on display at a nearly new sale on Saturday running from 10.30am until 1pm in the community centre where a £600 Maclaren buggy will be raffled.

Cllr Green said: “We hope people like the plans and if they do then the hard work of raising the £100,000 needed for the equipment begins.

“We hope that through various fundraisers and by applying for grants that we can get the money together by the end of the year and that the new ground will be ready within three years – but obviously we need people to come along and help us to raise the money.”