Swanland Village Website
Swanland Playing
Field Association

Registered Charity No 700713
You can also find us on facebook.com/swanlandplayingfield

Swanland Playing Field is there for you to use. It is located at West Wold, off West Leys road and is open each day until dusk. The car park at the playing fields is often full, especially at the weekend. A lot of people with young children come, many from nearby villages.

Facilities include:Young children’s play area, ramps and mounds,Sports field with football pitches,cricket pitch, & 2 cricket nets, rugby posts,BMX track,Fenced Multi-Use Games area which can be hired for netball etc.

Our pavilion has four changing rooms, toilet facilities (one for the disabled), a referee’s room, showers, a kitchen and social area that opens onto a west-facing patio. The pavilion is often open at weekends and holidays selling sweets, drinks, ice creams, hot and also has a licenced bar area for members or guests. Teas are able to be provided for cricket matches with notice.

Please note for health reasons NO DOGS are allowed on the playing field (except service dogs).

Please support your local playing field. Discos, race nights, quiz and supper evenings are often arranged to raise funds as well as the annual Gala. The playing fields are NOT run by the council. The council fund the lease and maintenance of the site, but development costs are covered by the fund-raising activities of the playing field committee.

All the play equipment in the playground area was provided through fundraising. It has cost tens of thousands of pounds.The committee also takes care of the day to day running of the facilities. A small band of unpaid volunteers work to raise funds and run the facility and are always on the lookout for new helpers. Many hands make light work –you could help us by organising fund raising and sports activities, or just by painting, digging or weeding.

Playing Field News

For children (boys and girls of primary school age) who want to give cricket a go Zingari offer fun coaching sessions at the fields on a Friday evening 6-8pm from 2nd May. Just come along and enjoy the early evening sun with a BBQ and a drink from the café/ bar.

Following our annual safety inspection we are investing in tidying, fixing up or replacing some of the park equipment. Work commences this month. This of course costs a considerable amount of money so our fundraising efforts are especially important as is help from our precious volunteers. We need to recruit more help in the kitchen/ shop. Are you age 18 plus and can spare an occasional hour on a weekend or during school holidays? If so please email swanlandpfa@gmail.com or leave your details in the playing fields shop. Help with ground maintenance also appreciated.

Some of you may have spotted the new fitness equipment in the park. This was installed following successful application for a big lottery grant of which we are very grateful. Please use the equipment with care, taking in the user safety notices attached.

A future date for your diaries is the Annual Playing Fields Gala on Sunday 13th July. The playing Field Gala will take place on Sunday 13th July SEE POSTER If you would like to help on the day please email as below

We are always keen to try to include others in the planning and running of the playing fields (especially children and young people)
any suggestions please use the contact details below.
Lisa Weldrick
632 772 swanlandpfa@gmail.com
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