Tags: Highfields Play Area

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Dursley Town Council is Appealing for Witnesses

Dursley Town Council is Appealing for Witnesses

Unfortunately, the children's Zip Wire at Highfields Play Area has had to be taken out of use again, for the second time in the last month.

The new seat, which cost the Council over £300 to replace, was installed for less than a week before being chewed by a dog. It has had to be removed until further notice.

The first seat was removed because of similar damage. From local reports, it appears that... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:00 by Leah Wellings

Tags: Communication, Highfields Play Area, Dursley Matters

Zip Wire Damaged

Zip Wire Damaged

The Town Council is asking for all residents and visitors to respect our green spaces in the town.

Unfortunately, we have had to remove the seat on the children's Zip Wire at Highfields Play Area until a replacement can be installed.

The seat and attachments appear to have been chewed by a dog.

Our staff regularly inspect Council owned play spaces and unfortunately routinely see acts of vandalism ranging... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:30 by Leah Wellings

Tags: Communication, Highfields Play Area

Highfields Play Area: Improvements & Upgrades to the Facilities

Highfields Play Area: Improvements & Upgrades to the Facilities

The next phase of our improvements at Highfield's Play Area will begin on the week commencing 13th November. These latest improvements will include the installation of a new cableway and the reconstruction of the base of the wooden climbing frame.

Our contractor, Proludic specialise in play ground equipment installation and maintenance.

The work is expected to last approximately one week and the working... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:47 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Highfields Play Area

Highfields Play Area: Improvements & Upgrades to the Facilities

Highfields Play Area: Improvements & Upgrades to the Facilities

The Town Council's Green Spaces Committee confirmed improvements and new facilities for Highfields Play Area at our meeting on the 19th September 2017.

The Committee approved a new zip wire facility to be installed and important safety improvements to the existing Borneo climbing frame. These improvements are in addition to the revamp of the BMX track and new picnic tables carried out at the beginning... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:30 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Highfields Play Area

Highfields Play Area - Youth Shelter

Highfields Play Area - Youth Shelter

Since taking responsibility for Highfields Play Area, the Town Council have received reports of antisocial behaviour associated with the Youth Shelter. The most recent incident was reported to the police and resulted in two local youths carrying out repairs as a method of restorative justice.

At the Green Spaces Committee meeting on Tuesday 13th June, the Councillors considered the a request from a... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:24 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Highfields Play Area

Highfields Community Day: 29th May 2017

Highfields Community Day: 29th May 2017

Thank you to all our volunteers who supported our Community Day at Highfield's Play Area yesterday despite the Bank Holiday rain.

The volunteers were able to clear overhanging vegetation, collect litter, repair fences, remove weeds strim along the boundary fences and clean benches. Unfortunately we had to cancel the planned painting of the youth shelter and play equipment due to the weather.

The volunteers... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017 10:09 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Highfields Play Area

Highfields Community Day: 29th May 2017

Highfields Community Day: 29th May 2017

Only Three Weeks left to Vote!!!

The Town Council's project for a Community Day at Highfields Play Area has been selected as one of three local projects to receive funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Our Community Day project will receive a share of £8000 with the final amount to be decided by Tesco customers who can vote at local stores around the District until the end of April.

Please... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:32 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, Highfields Play Area

Highfields Community Day: 29th May 2017

Highfields Community Day: 29th May 2017

The date has been set for our Highfields Play Area Community Day, it will be held on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May 2017.

The event will start at 10am where we will be asking for community volunteers to help us carry out some routine maintenance jobs including painting equipment, repairing damaged fences and for those of you with green fingers their will be some planting jobs.

Afterwards we will... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:40 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Highfields Play Area, Community Day

Tesco Grant Funding: Highfields Play Area

Tesco Grant Funding: Highfields Play Area

The Town Council's project for a Community Day at Highfields Play Area has been selected as one of three local projects to receive funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Tesco have teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:26 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, Highfields Play Area

Highfields Play Area: BMX Track Reopened following Improvement Work

Highfields Play Area: BMX Track Reopened following Improvement Work

The BMX track at Highfields Play Area has reopened today following recent improvement works.

The track has been re-graded and the corners and bends have been surfaced, which will result in a longer wearing track which will reduce the level of future maintenance required by the Town Council. The improvements will significantly improve the quality of the ride for our BMX enthusiasts.

The work was carried... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:27 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Highfields Play Area, BMX Track

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