Category Archives: Play park

Play Park Painting

The newly located play park now needs some  volunteers to give the equipment a paint and spruce up. This is a community run play park, so it is essential that users help out when possible.

All paint and equipment will be provided. You just need to donate a couple of hours of your time. Once we have a list of volunteers and times of availability, we can get a painting rota set up.

Contact Julia on 01935 873824 if you can help.

Playpark Grand Opening

After years of planning, the new village play park has finally opened in its new location next to the village hall.


After a week of volatile Spring weather, Saturday 6th April arrived, bringing with it bright sunshine, just in time for the long awaited opening of the recently moved playpark!

After a short speech, including “thank-you’s” from Leigh Parish Council Chairman Alan Bennett, the ribbon was cut by Paul Stickland, author of Dinosaur Roar and owner of Black Shed Flowers in Sherborne and the children ran to play on the equipment.

A treasure hunt and crafts took place in the village hall, along with a fancy-dress competition outside. Leigh’s youngest resident Percy Read won the fancy dress and was presented with a copy of Paul’s book for future reading.

Thanks go to everyone that came out to enjoy the day, with a special thank you to all those that had a hand in getting the park moved and making the day a success – The Leigh Village Hall committee,  Leigh Parish Council, The Leigh Playpark Committee, Les and Connie Wallis, Charlie Read, Philippa Toulson and Michelle Read.

We look forward to many years of our children playing in the park and families enjoying picnics in the sunshine.

Sarah Rudd

Leigh Playpark Update

The BIG move has finished thanks to the lovely, helpful people at Gregorys Landscapes and we are really pleased with the new layout. We will have to keep the park out of bounds until grass has grown through the saftey matting, otherwise the matting might move. Hopefully, it will be ready for the GRAND OPENING PARTY on the 6th APRIL.
Just in case you are wondering – the big mound is for a new slide, but have to wait a year until the earth has settled. So, that will be Phase 2. We are also fundrasing for some new equipment for toddlers and teens.
Thank you again to everyone who has helped to fund the move and to the Village Hall and Parish Council for all the support.