Playfield Committee announcement September 2020
Open Meeting for the proposed merger of Village Hall and Playing Field Charities
**cancelled due to COVID-19 social restrictions**
The VH and PF committees have decided that a new modern charity should be formed evolving from the two existing charities and committees. A meeting will be scheduled as soon as possible. The meeting set for September 21st has had to be cancelled due to the 'rule of 6' restrictions.
Summer 2020 Update
Sadly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the West Witton Feast that usually makes great use of the playing field has had to be cancelled. We apologies for the disappointment and look forward to the Feast returning in 2021.
The difficult decision has also been taken to cancel this year's Bonfire Night celebrations. We apologise for the disappointment.
However, we are pleased to report that the children's swings and play area are now open again, adhering to social distancing guidelines. Sincere thanks to those that helped with weeding and tidying up prior to the re-opening.
The current committee is as follows:
Chairman: Nick Rutherford
Secretary: Carol Rutherford
Committee Members: Nigel Bailey, Geoff Clarke, Carol Cannell.
Winter 2019/20 Update
On November 2nd the committee enjoyed hosting another brilliant bonfire night celebration, with a wonderful firework display. Funds were raised via sales of food and drink and via voluntary donations, and everyone's generosity is much appreciated. Thanks to those who donated firewood for the bonfire and to those who volunteered to help out on the day.
This summer the Pavilion was painted with four coats of preservative and is now a fetching shade of green. This should help protect the new cladding from drying out too quickly, and looks much better. There is a new rubbish bin and dog park, and we've had some new rubber surfacing laid under the original swings. The play bark has been topped up new under the play equipment and our picnic table and bench now have a solid surface underneath.
Views From The Pavillion
You may be aware that since 2011 the West Witton Playing Field Committee has run the 50:50 Club with the aim of raising funds for the improvement and upkeep of our community playing field, in particular the cutting of the grass.
The Committee has recently heightened the awareness of the 50:50 Club to help generate additional funds, including distributing flyers to those households that were not already in the club.
The Committee would like to thank all those that take part. As a result of your generosity, the membership has increased almost to capacity, for which we are extremely grateful for your valuable and continued support. Not only does the increased membership provide additional funding it also increases the monthly cash prize!
February 2021 Winner - Michael Morby- Congratulations!
If you haven’t yet been entered for next month’s draw and would like to be in with a chance of winning a cash prize please contact: -
Nick & Carol Rutherford via email - firstname.lastname@example.org