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The Members of this Sub Group have sucessfully raised together with the support of the Community over £5000 towards the scheme, this involved various fund raising events, Raft Races, Movie Nights and Fancy Dress events. The children of Shapinsay were involved in the plan for the Playpark which would benefit the community and visitors to the island.
The Playpark has now been resurfaced thanks to further funding from OIC CDF fund and a donation from Balfour Estates.
A successful day was had by all residents of Shapinsay to open the Play Park. There was a Logo Competition with the winner, Kaidence Muir, cutting the ribbon to Officially open the park.
Thanks and Final Update Jan 2011
The Playpark has finally been passed by OIC and apart from Grass seeding and Benches the project has now officially been completed.
The Trust would like to thank the following Organisations who kindly helped donate funds towards the project.
We would also like to thank the Community of Shapinsay for their Generosity in raising the initial fund to achieve the project.
Update 25 Sept 2010
Well the weather has lived up to expectations but despite this the Playpark is having the final grass mats placed around the area .The Contractors will leave tomorrow and the playpark will have to stay closed for a few more weeks in order for the grass to get established again. Fencing will be erected to extend the playpark and then will will have to have the area signed off by Orkney Island Council. It is hoped that at a later stage the Council are going to do some maintenance work on the existing equipment and it is still proposed to replace the old tiled area with grass matting. This will take place after further funding sources have been found.
It is hoped that the project will enable the children of Shapinsay and Visitors to the island to have a safe environment to play in.
Update 8th Sept 10
The work has started on the drainage to the site despite the weather taking a turn for the worse. By the end of the week the site should be ready for the equipment contractors to start on the laying of grass matting and the erection of the equipment.
There will be swings, climbing frame as pictured at the bottom of this page, a springy thing for the under 5s
and a pendulum swing and new roundabout as shown below.
Update 17th April 2010
The Project is well underway with funding secured from all but one source. The Outcome of the Children In Need application is due at the end of this month and hopefully work will start on the Play Park as soon as we have confirmation. There are still a few hurdles to go through but at least we are on our way to securing a safe place for the Children and Visitors of Shapinsay to play in.
Update May 2010
We have now secured the final grant from Children in Need and are planning to start work on this project within the next few months.