We are sorry that the small children's playground has had to be closed temporarily. The platforms in the central adventure apparatus have deteriorated markedly in the past few months and have been finished off by a recent episode of vandalism.
Update 27 November: the Trustees have now placed an order for new central adventure apparatus and will also be renewing the surface it stands on, using their capital replacement fund together with a grant from the Community Fund approved by Effingham Parish Council at their October meeting. The new apparatus will be superior in several respects to the old one and we expect its installation to be accomplished in January 2018.
Additionally a group of local residents have organized an appeal for funds to enable other improvements in our playground facilities and their enthusiasm and input into this are highly welcomed. Please see this leaflet to learn more about the appeal and how you may contribute.
The chairs which had for many years been used for meetings in the Barnes Wallis Hall were looking their age and were cumbersome to stack and move around. In order to assist the purchase of lighter and more easily stackable chairs ('Advanced Urban High-Density Stacking Chairs'), Effingham Parish Council made a Community Fund award to the Trust in June 2017. Under this arrangement the Council and the Trust each contributed half the cost of purchasing 60 chairs and 3 stacking trolleys. The colour of the new chairs is not the vivid blue shown in the supplier's picture above but a restful green.
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