Exciting new play area at The Wilbraham's Memorial & Recreation Ground, Cambridge


The £72K play area completed in summer 2019 proved a hit with the local community and involved removing the dilapidated (and condemned) timber play structures and the installation of new play equipment designed to excite and stimulate children of a much wider age range.

The project has improved the facilities available in the community beyond recognition, and remains incredibly well used by locals and visitors to the community alike.

The Community Wellbeing Group who run the nearby Youth Club reported:

"What a hit the playground has been with the youth group! From the time it's been finished we have activities and crafts planned for in the hall but they're out in the play area and don't want to come in. Absolutely great, two of us sit out there in case of an emergency but it means they're active, out in the fresh air, socialising and not on their phones. So thanks you've done an amazing job!!"

The next phase is to undertake some soft landscaping with volunteer labour in Spring 2020, with the final phase to raise money to replace the dilapidated wooden fence around the play area, the project will then be complete.

FCC Communities Foundation provided a grant of £25,000 towards the cost of the project.

The photograph was taken by Geoffrey Peters, courtesy of Newmarket Journal