Play Area Opening Day a Great Success for Leven Valley


The community of Leven Valley gathered in excitement as their fantastic new play area was unveiled following months of hard work.

The play area was officially opened by the Vice Chairman of Leven Valley District Sports and Community Centre, John Woddy, along with two eager pupils from Leven Valley CE Primary School. John, who is also the Chairman of Leven Valley Parish Council, was delighted to announce the play area as ‘open’ and the children wasted no time getting their hands on the equipment.

The community centre has seen some very welcome changes this year, as John and other committee members continue to make improvements to the centre. They recently had central heating installed, the interior has had a makeover, and there are further improvements in the pipeline. The community centre is used for a number different events and a lot of work has gone into creating a real focal point in the village for families to socialise and their children to play.

The project was funded in part by the Big Lottery Fund and through some great fundraising efforts by the community.

Playdale designed, manufactured and installed the playground and we were delighted to be involved in the project. Managing Director, John Croasdale, was very proud that we could help out and give something back to the community by donating an impressive ‘Amazon’ Jungle Climber.

The play area also features a Little Hamlet, 2-bay Team and Cradle Swings, an Embankment Rope Ramp and Slide, Spinner, Loudspeakers, Spring Horse and a Noughts and Crosses Play Panel.

The new playground lays testament to the hard work that the people of Leven Valley have put into the project and to the centre.

John Woddy was delighted, saying: “I’ve been Vice Chairman for 2 – 3 years now and we have pulled out all of the stops to get, not just the play area, but the centre going as well. I’m delighted that we now have a venue that can be used for all occasions. It’s been a pleasure to work with John Croasdale and Playdale, it’s been a brilliant experience and it’s great of John to donate the Jungle Climber.

“We hope in the future that we can get more volunteers on board to help, particularly with any physical work that needs doing at the Centre, but we are going from strength-to-strength and we’re excited about where we can go from here.”


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