Following the unsuccessful efforts of Glapthorn School Governors to purchase land behind the school for use as a playing field, Glapthorn Parish Councillors voted to take up the project.
The Glapthorn Neighbourhood Plan (now in its final stages), under Policy 12, supports the development of a recreational area for the use of both the community and the school. This policy had very strong community support.
Agreement with the landowner, on the price for the land behind the school, has been reached and access to the site through part of the school’s land has been agreed with the Peterborough Diocesan Education Board. The school governors are also very supportive.
A draft plan has been drawn up which proposes a facility to provide:-
1. a playing field/recreational area for various sports and activities (for use by the school, the community and clubs).
2. a children’s play area (ages 4 to 8)
3. a car park for 41 cars including a dropping off/picking-up area for use by parents at the start and end of the school day.
4. changing rooms/club house to encourage community and sports club use outside school hours.
The funding for the project will be sought from local authorities, the Lottery Fund and charity funders. Without such funding the project cannot proceed.
However, in order to be successful in approaching funding sources the Parish Council must demonstrate that the project has significant community support.
Therefore, please show your support by attending the Public Meeting in the Village Hall on Thursday 8th March at 7.45pm* where further details on the project will be presented.*the meeting will begin at 7.00pm with a presentation from the Pathfinder II team on flooding issues in Glapthorn.
The Council intends to set up a Playing Field Association, made up of councillors and members of the community, to manage and run the project, and you are invited to express your interest in joining such a group.
If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to express your support please click on the ‘Leave a comment’ below and make your views known. Alternatively, please write to the Parish Council c/o Crown House, Glapthorn PE8 5BJ or 30 Lytham Park, Oundle PE8 4FB or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please tell us if you are a village resident or a parent of a child at Glapthorn School – thank you.
Alan Tresadern (Clerk to the Parish Council)