New Play Area
We are delighted that you want to come to visit our new fully refurbished play area but please note
- there are no public toilets close to the Playground, so please plan ahead.
- please do not spoil our park by using it as a toilet!
- the Village Hall toilets are NOT available to members of the public they are for Hall users only.
The following toilets may be available to use. If you use these toilets please show your courtesy and support their businesses. The Parish Office sells homemade Marmalde and Jam! Thank you
- The Plume Pub – Open 11am – 3pm then from 6pm, Sundays all day from 12 noon
- The Hampshire Arms Pub – Open 12 – 3pm then from 6pm, Fri, Sat and Sun all day from 12 noon
- The BP Garage – Mill Lane junction on the A 287, GU10 5RP, in the direction of Odiham Open 24 hours
- The Church Rooms on Croft Lane – are open on some weekday mornings
On Saturday 4th April 2015 – the Playground was officially opened.
Crondall Parish Council thanks everyone for their patience whilst the refurbishment took place. We hope you think it was worth the trouble!
Mary Harris, Parish Clerk and Cllr Chris Dorn, Chairman with the Easter Bunny at the official opening
Below is the archive story of the refurbishment.
On Friday 3rd April the Play Area will formally reopen
Please join our special guest at 10.30am on 3rd April – Good Friday
Easter Treats for all.
Work is nearly finish – now let the grass grow!
As you may have noticed the Contractors at Hook Meadow will have completed their work and are just finishing off the re-instatement of the entrance area to Hook Meadow. Although the work has taken a little longer than planned due to the poor winter weather, it has been very successful and Ray (the contractor) and his team are to be congratulated for a job well-done – carefully! It’s a credit their patience that the boards they placed across Hook Meadow have protected the cricket outfield and grass.
But as we expected the grass within the new playground will need a few weeks to get established. The problem is that using it too soon simply spoils the work done and results in muddy areas. With the spring warming, we hope that the grass inside the play area will be suitably established by end of March. However, the sports wall is now ready for use so you can enjoy that from now on.
The “Herras” fencing will remain up around the new play area until the end of March when it will be subject to its formal safety inspection which is part of our formal acceptance process from the supplier. Only then will the seats etc be fitted to swings and subsequently removed until the….
Grand Opening – 3rd April (Good Friday)
This will be a family event, more details to follow.
The fencing is there for the reasons discussed above, so if you do spot people inside then please do challenge them, we don’t want things spoilt before everyone gets to use them. If you have any questions, please do contact the Clerk though the links below.
Work in Progress
The contractors have started work but the equipment and surfacing may not be completed until February 2015, dependent on the weather. The grass may then take another 6-8 weeks to establish, also dependent on the weather.
New Play Area
The Contract has been signed and the new equipment is being installed! Please bear with us whilst the refurbishment works are going ahead. It will be worth the wait! Regular updates on progress will be posted on the website follow the link from the front page.
See your new play area by clicking on the image New Playground Layout Oct 2014
Play Area Refurbishment
The Parish Council is refurbishing its play area. It had served the village well over many years but some features had to be removed or curtailed due to safety issues. The picture shows the ‘old’ play area.
Following several rounds of consultation with the village and extensive background research into options, providers and designs, the Parish Council undertook a competitive procurement exercise and selected Eibe as the provider of the new playground.
In order to completely refurbish the playground and put in a new multi-use sports wall the Council is using £40,000 of its own reserves and has taken out a Loan from the Public Works Loans Board (PWLB) for a further £40,000. Loans are available from the PWLB at low fixed rates of interest. The Council proposes to pay back the Loan over 10 years, this will cost the Council less than £5,000 per annum which is sustainable from the Council’s current budget. There will be no increase in Precept to cover the cost of these works.
If you note any safety issues, please tell the Clerk – see details at the bottom of this page.