Recreation area plans presentation


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This is the presentation given a the public consultation in Frilsham in July 2011. It sets out the plans for the recreation area around Frilsham village hall and invites comments.

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Recreation area plans presentation

  1. 1. Frilsham Future Recreation Area Plans
  2. 2. Today’s Event <ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Recap on the demand from the village plan </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>The area </li></ul><ul><li>Play equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness trail </li></ul><ul><li>Seating </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly garden </li></ul><ul><li>How can we pay for it? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think? </li></ul><ul><li>Eat and drink! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objective <ul><li>The aim is to provide a focus for our community, a meeting place for anyone and everyone: individuals, small groups, families and friends, the whole village and more. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Demand The plans you look at today are based on wishes expressed in our Parish Plan. To recap from last year – here are the needs we are focusing on in today’s plans
  5. 5. Young people dislike: <ul><li>Play area could be better </li></ul><ul><li>Friends live too far away </li></ul><ul><li>Too far from leisure/social activities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Leisure Facilities
  7. 7. Clubroom improvements wanted <ul><li>43% more outdoor seating </li></ul><ul><li>41% disabled toilets </li></ul><ul><li>40% entertainment/drinks licence </li></ul><ul><li>34% upgrading chairs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Environmental Improvements
  9. 9. So we are seeking to include: <ul><li>Seating for friends meeting up, for parents watching over their children, for people of all ages to rest and reflect </li></ul><ul><li>Play area that provides for toddlers, children, teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>Square for informal games such as Boules, with organised events </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness trail for young and old alike </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly garden, created and tended by the younger parishioners </li></ul><ul><li>Bird & bat boxes, a hedgehog house and an insect hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Fencing, paths and general landscaping as appropriate, not forgetting litter bins </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions <ul><li>The aim today is to share ideas and get your views </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing has been decided </li></ul><ul><li>There are lots of options being shared </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve asked various questions as you go around </li></ul><ul><li>We’d like your thoughts on these questions </li></ul><ul><li>And to know any other questions you have </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where can we fit this all in? <ul><li>Play area - beyond the clubroom, using the space where the current swings are, but expanding further back into the scrub </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly garden - behind the clubroom clearing the rough ground </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness trail – along the back of the field, behind the football pitch </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fitness Trail Clubroom (current) Butterfly Garden Play Area Space for possible Clubroom extension Car park Hall
  13. 13. Play equipment ideas <ul><li>Multi-way climbing frame & slides </li></ul><ul><li>Aerial runway </li></ul><ul><li>Basket swing </li></ul><ul><li>Rota web or roundabout </li></ul><ul><li>Toddler swings </li></ul><ul><li>Springer </li></ul><ul><li>Free-form play area, e.g. for boules </li></ul>
  14. 14. Aerial runway Rota web Multi-way climbing frame & slides Toddler swings Free-form play area, e.g. for boules Basket swing Springer
  15. 15. Multi-way climbing frame & slides <ul><li>Here are some example pictures of the type of climbing frame and slides that we could have … </li></ul>
  16. 16. Multi-way climbing frame example
  17. 17. Multi-way climbing frame example
  18. 18. Multi-way climbing frame example
  19. 19. Questions <ul><li>Is a climbing frame a good idea? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you like or dislike about these examples? </li></ul><ul><li>Materials? Wood? Plastic? Metal? </li></ul><ul><li>Bright colours? </li></ul><ul><li>Which elements? Slide? Play panels? Rope bridge? Climbing net? </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for different age groups? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Aerial runway <ul><li>Also known as a flying fox, zip wire or aerial slide </li></ul>
  21. 21. Basket swing <ul><li>Great fun for all ages </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for people with disabilities </li></ul>
  22. 22. Basket swing examples
  23. 23. Basket swing examples
  24. 24. A rota web
  25. 25. … or a roundabout
  26. 26. Toddler swings
  27. 27. Toddler swings example
  28. 28. Springer <ul><li>Fun for small children </li></ul><ul><li>Different types </li></ul><ul><li>Play together or individually </li></ul>
  29. 29. Springer examples
  30. 30. Springer examples
  31. 31. Free-form play area <ul><li>A rectangular green area </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded by low level seating </li></ul><ul><li>No equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Available for games e.g. boules </li></ul>
  32. 32. Artist’s Impression
  33. 33. Questions <ul><li>Which elements do you like? </li></ul><ul><li>Is anything missing? </li></ul><ul><li>Which options do you prefer? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any concerns? </li></ul><ul><li>What is most important? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other ideas or suggestions? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Fitness trail <ul><li>Along the back of the football pitch </li></ul>
  35. 35. Possible fitness trail elements Rope walk Balance beam Net climb
  36. 36. Possible fitness trail elements Clatter bridge Stepping logs Monkey bars
  37. 37. Possible fitness trail elements Net climb Gate climb Ladder & net climb and there are plenty more …
  38. 38. Fitness Trail linking to Play Area
  39. 39. Questions <ul><li>Do you like the idea of a fitness trail? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any concerns? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have preferred elements? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a preference for materials, e.g. wood, metal, bright colours? </li></ul>
  40. 40. Seating <ul><li>For friends meeting up </li></ul><ul><li>For parents watching over their children </li></ul><ul><li>For people of all ages to rest and reflect </li></ul>
  41. 41. Possible types of seating Covered seating
  42. 42. Possible types of seating Picnic table
  43. 43. Possible types of seating Bench around a tree
  44. 44. Possible types of seating To match existing benches
  45. 45. Possible types of seating Rustic
  46. 46. Possible seating locations (not necessarily all of them) Butterfly garden Play area
  47. 47. Questions <ul><li>Where would you like there to be seats? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anywhere you wouldn’t want a seat? </li></ul><ul><li>What type of seats do you like? </li></ul><ul><li>What materials should we use? </li></ul><ul><li>Formal or rustic? Or some of each? </li></ul>
  48. 48. Butterfly garden <ul><li>Not just a butterfly garden! </li></ul><ul><li>- also a nature reserve </li></ul><ul><li>- and a wildflower area </li></ul><ul><li>creating a habitat for wild flowers, butterflies, insects and hedgehogs </li></ul><ul><li>created and tended by the young people </li></ul>
  49. 50. Butterflies <ul><li>Plants to attract butterflies </li></ul>
  50. 51. Some butterflies we hope to attract
  51. 52. Bees <ul><li>Plants to attract bees </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of small flowers </li></ul><ul><li>Like butterflies, bees want nectar </li></ul><ul><li>And also pollen </li></ul><ul><li>Similar flowers appeal to both </li></ul><ul><li>Planned flowering for 3 seasons </li></ul>
  52. 53. Wildflower meadow
  53. 54. Insect hotels <ul><li>Can be complex </li></ul><ul><li>Or simple </li></ul><ul><li>Made with natural, recycled materials </li></ul>
  54. 55. Hedgehog house
  55. 56. Garden could also include: <ul><li>Small trees </li></ul><ul><li>Boulders </li></ul><ul><li>A path </li></ul><ul><li>Stepping stones </li></ul><ul><li>A seat </li></ul>
  56. 57. Questions <ul><li>Do you like the suggested location? If not, where? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you like the layout? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you happy to remove some mature trees to gain more sunlight? </li></ul><ul><li>Which new small tree would you prefer – apple, cherry or willow? </li></ul><ul><li>Insect hotel - formal or just a pile of logs? </li></ul><ul><li>Hedgehog house - formal or more natural? </li></ul><ul><li>One large seat or several natural seats such as tree stumps? </li></ul><ul><li>Anything else we’ve missed? </li></ul><ul><li>Could you contribute plants? </li></ul>
  57. 58. Suggested border of trees What do you think of this suggestion?
  58. 59. How can we pay for it? <ul><li>Amazingly there are still grants available </li></ul><ul><li>So far we’ve secured for the playground: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£5,302 from RASP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For the clubroom: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£1,349 from Berkshire Community Foundation towards new chairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£28,500 from Greenham Common Trust towards clubroom extension </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Parish Council will reclaim the VAT for the equipment </li></ul><ul><li>We have applied for £4,500 'Fete' money </li></ul><ul><li>We should get some 'parish plan' money from W Berks Council </li></ul><ul><li>Our big application is to Veolia, and discussions are going well </li></ul><ul><li>We are looking into two possible sources of free trees and we may be able to get free wildflower turf </li></ul>
  59. 60. What do you think? <ul><li>Everything you’ve seen today is just ideas and suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve shown you lots of options </li></ul><ul><li>We need your views, ideas and comments </li></ul><ul><li>This is a great opportunity for our community - to be shaped by everyone who is interested </li></ul><ul><li>Please share your thoughts </li></ul>