Orchard Park Playing Field

Play Area Opening - PLAY SAFE (July 2020)
- wash or sanitise your hands regularly.
- avoid touching your face whilst using the equipment.- maintain a safe distance from
- avoid gathering in groups or queueing - if the area is busy, please come back later.
- keep to a maximum of one adult per child.
- do not eat or drink near the equipment or near others.
- feel free to bring a sanitiser to wipe down the play equipment before and after use –
please dispose of any wipes responsibly.
- return home if you feel ill – do not continue to use the play area.
Thank you!
Play Safe Covid Sign.pdf
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Councillor Graham Spry




The playing field was donated to the village in the 1990s and is owned by the Parish Council.

It was originally let by the Parish Council to the Orchard Park Playing Field Committee (as a playing field association) which oversaw the initial installation of play equipment and the early years of the playing field’s use. Eventually, the Committee ceased to exist and the Parish Council assumed full responsibility for the facility.

This remains the case today with the council arranging and funding maintenance, insurance and general safety. The playing field was upgraded a few years ago thanks to the enthusiasm of villagers, with a sub-committee organising fund raising and grants to provide new and replacement equipment.

Further equipment will be provided or replaced as and when funds become available.

The playing field is intended to be an ‘all-age’ facility and, in addition to children’s play equipment, includes a boules piste for adults to use at any time.

It is also used for occasional events organised by the Parish Council but may be used by any group in the village by prior arrangement with the Parish Council.


George Ellis (ex-councillor)

August 2018