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EDITH WESTON RECREATION GROUND (TOMMY'S CLOSE)

CHARITY NO 522337

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EDITH WESTON RECREATION GROUND

In 1925 this 3 acre field was donated by Mr Thomas Hill to Edith Weston, "in Trust for recreation of adults and playground for children and youths".

No working financial capital was gifted.

The facility is a safe and enjoyable place for the small children of Edith Weston and the neighbouring community ie Army families en route to school etc, and for children and grandchildren visiting the village especially during summer. It also adds to the amenity of Edith Weston for many cyclists and walkers who travel through the village as they meander around Rutland Water. As such, it is the only play area that local children have and it is greatly valued.

2015 UPDATE

The play area was created as the village Millennium project, now 15 years on it is in need of maintenance in keeping with ROSPA safety specifications. There is a mandatory annual inspection.

Without cash for the project, the continuation of the play area is under threat and we would be most grateful for your support and a contribution towards the cost of making good the ground area underneath play equipment.

CONTACTS

WENDY HALFORD (CHAIR & TRUSTEE)

HELEN SHEPHERD (TREASURER & TRUSTEE)

ANNE DONALDSON (SECRETARY & TRUSTEE)

LES ALLEN (TRUSTEE)

GEOFF FAGENCE (TRUSTEE)

BEN GREEN (TRUSTEE)

ANNIE HARRIS (TRUSTEE)

NOTE Fore additional information concerning Trustees please look here

A TIMELINE OF EVENTS

1925 Indenture of Tommy's Close document. Land purchased from Mr Hill.

3 acres 3 roods and 32 perches


1937 Conveyance document. In Trust for recreation of adults and
playground for children and youths. Signatures include Makey and
Tyler. Our understanding is that "Thomas Hill" was Vendor.

1937-80 General correspondence

1949 Charity Commission document – New Trustee appointed

1975 Charity Commission document – Trusteeship for "5" years

Names include Makey, Tyler and Boddington

1991 Wayleave Consent for electricity in Tommy's Close

2000 Plan of proposed play area, drawn by James Richardson

Full documentation is in the care of Mrs Anne Donaldson. Should you require access, please fill in a request form here