Saturday 18th May 2013
GRAND OPENING PARTY
Melbourn Play Parks team would like to thank everyone who came to the opening on Saturday and in particular our special guests who had contributed to the project either financially or with their time. We estimate we had 700 people on the day enjoying ice-cream and face painting – what a fantastic turnout. One of our grant providers Mark Healy from the Fields in Trust was there on the day and we would like to thank him, SITA, AMEY CESPA and the Melbourn Parish Council for the money they have given to the project. It would not have been possible without them.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have been involved. Special thanks goes to Peter Norbury & Julian Ireland for giving up their time and materials for free to remove the old equipment and refurbish the swings, elephant and motorbike.
Thank you to Richard Arnott (gardendesignsolutions) for the wonderful picnicking area. Thank you to Irene Bloomfield and MVC, Peter Simmonnett, Peter Horley and the Melbourn Parish Council, John Travis and the Melbourn Village Plan, Bob Tulloch and the Melbourn Business Association for their support.
Thank you to all of the people who wrote letters of support which assisted us in winning the grant funding: Jane Crawford (Manager, Melbourn Playgroup) Cary Eves & Graham Johnson-Mack (Melbourn Sports Centre), Mrs Wilcox (Headteacher, Melbourn Primary School), County Councillor Susan van de Ven, Councillor Jose Hales, Councillor Val Barrett, Fiona Hobbiger (Melbourn Health Visiting Team), Abigail Roberts (Leader, 1st Melbourn Rainbows).
Thank you to everyone else who contributed financially to the project in some way including Melbourn Co-op, Royston Ladies Round Table, Melbourn Village Fete Committee, Melbourn Playgroup, Little Hands Nursery, Cambridge Building Society, Costa Coffee, Tescos, Palazzos, Mello, Leeches, Esse, Kingsway Golf, Royston Leisure Centre, The Butterworth Family, Helen Hird and Mrs Williams.
Finally and most importantly, thank you to the Play Parks team who have given their time and commitment over the last 3 years. They are Lucie Knight, Debbie Felts, Lucinda Cockman, Yasmin Croxford, Jennie Riggs, Emma Cooper, Gilly Walker, Rhonda Little, Richard Grant, Nicci Parr, Karen Alison & Vanessa Midwood.
Much time and effort has gone into making this park a beautiful place to picnic and play. We would encourage you to help your children keep it this way. If however you do have any concerns or would like to report any problems in the park, please contact….
Melbourn Parish Council