Thanks to essential funding received from Viridor Credits Environmental Company, Duns Tew parish council is delighted to be able to begin the development of the community play park and recreation area.
Currently we have a large, rarely used, area of uneven field, only accessible across the tennis court. We also have a small seating area, equipment for toddlers, and a tennis court, which has no boundary fence. The aim of development is to open up this area to all.
Our development plan will create:
paths and seating to enable access for our older community, buggies, and wheelchairs, as well as a meeting space for everyone, particularly our teens
a flattened pitch for football/cricket, and a tennis court boundary fence to allow easy access to sports and leisure
climbing, swinging and zip-wire equipment to entertain older children who currently don’t use our play area or climb on toddler equipment.
Age appropriate equipment will offer opportunities for motor skill development as well as a pleasant outdoor recreational facility.
In addition to the path, flattened pitch and play equipment listed above, plans also include a seating and BBQ area, which can be used for community events. This will provide our village with a much-needed, communal green space. It will also provide residents with another opportunity to have social contact without leaving the village. This is particularly important for some isolated older people who may not drive or have family nearby. Families with children who normally drive to parks in different villages will be able to stay in the village, use the car less, and use the village amenities such as the pub – again fostering our community and social inclusion.
The Parish Council’s own reserves were far from sufficient to cover this level of expenditure. This complete transformation has been made possible by generous donations from local groups, residents, and the grant from Viridor Credits.
Viridor Credits Environmental Company
Viridor Credits funds community, heritage and biodiversity projects through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Over £139,000,000 has been awarded by Viridor Credits over the last 18 years.
The Landfill Communities Fund
The Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) is a tax credit scheme enabling Landfill Operators (LOs) to contribute money to organisations enrolled with ENTRUST as Environmental Bodies (EBs). They use this funding for a wide range of community and environmental projects in the vicinity of landfill sites.
One of the of the MCNPs key policies is to improve the quality of life for older residents and this survey is important to help steer possible future projects in the neighbourhood – and in particular the proposed major facility for older people at Heyford Park.
The closing date for the return (in the pre-paid envelope) is December 18th. You may already have had a survey through your door or will have one shortly. If you have not had one and would like one, or you would like one for a relative who might want to move locally if suitable homes were available, please email the clerk on email@example.com
During World War One, more than 18 million people were killed and 23 million were wounded. From Britain, 6 million fought; 1.7 million were wounded; 65,000 were shell-shocked; 170,000 became prisoners and 772,000 died. No community was untouched.
We have gathered here today to remember all those from this community of Duns Tew who were caught up in the courageous but tragic events of two World Wars, those women and men who have died in earlier and subsequent wars.
We remember those who were killed in action; or disease; the bereaved; the lost; the families which were shattered; the wounded; the maimed; and injured; those who held in silence unspeakable memories of warfare.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.