Bodham Playing Field
Fred Cable - Chair ,
The Playing Field Committee would like to thank the Parish Council for their continued support.
For details please contact
Mel Clarke Secretary, Bodham Playing Field Committee, Highlands,
Cromer Road Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6QG
AGM 6th February 7 - 8pm in The Village Hall
Bodham Playing Field
We are very lucky to have two of the best floodlit amateur football
pitches in Norfolk and with a pavilion that provides showers, changing
facilities, toilets (including disabled) and a well equipped kitchen
The Rocking Horse
Sadly, the Rocking Horse is beyond a full repair, but as it is over 60 years old we are keen to keep it as a feature. Many of us fondly recall playing on this when we went to Bodham Primary School many years ago and have brought our children, grandchildren and even for some of us great grandchildren.
For some 2 years this item of equipment has been out of use due to its decay and unsafe condition. Much work has been carried out dismantling it and storing all associated parts in dry storage in preparation for refurbishment in the spring. Once complete, although itís rocking days are over, the horse will become a static piece that children may once again be able to play on.
At our meeting in December, Paul Clarke
gave a presentation on ideas for the play area.
People from our community who attended also put forward ideas to improve the field for all age groups as at the moment there is nothing for 10+ to play on. Some ideas are shown here.
All of these ideas come at a very high price as you can imagine.
If we are going to achieve this goal, we will need help and support. We have three people on our committee but we cannot do it alone. If you can volunteer for just one event or even part of it, it will make a huge difference to what we can achieve. If you feel you can help, just let us know. We are lucky to have volunteers who keep the pitches cut and weeded, the hedgerows trimmed and sort the CCTV.
We really need feedback from some of the younger members of our
We are in the process of putting together grant applications and as part
of that we have to prove that we have consulted with the community.
Without this evidence we are less likely to be successful. Please could
you take a few moments to talk to your family and email the Secretary,
Mel Clarke on
firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts and ideas about
what you think could enhance the Playing Field. For example:
Please come along to our Annual General Meeting at the Village Hall on
Tuesday 6th February.
Playing Field Adult Equipment
Grants to put exercise equipment on the Playing Field have been
obtained from the following sources: Norfolk Community Foundation
(£5,000), Active Norfolk (£1,000), Sport Relief (£1,377), Bodham Bingo
Club (£450), Bodham Horticultural Show (£422), Bodham's Big Weekend
(£250). Awards for All also contributed and the equipment was installed
in February 2009 and officially opened by Norman Lamb MP on Easter
Saturday 2009. The new equipment has been well used and equally well
received by everybody.
Planning permission has been granted to the Playing Field Committee to use the floodlights on three evening per weeks instead of a single evening per week. Thanks are extended to Bodham Parish Council for applying for and paying for this application.
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