Glapthorn

A civil parish in East Northamptonshire

Clerk: Liz Holland
20, Gordon Road, Oundle
Peterborough PE8 4LD

glapthornplayingfield@gmail.com

The final element of land drainage system needs to be installed on the Playing Field, so the Playing Field, Outdoor Gym, Playground and Car Park will be CLOSED from Thursday 29th April.

We expect the Car Park, Playground and Outdoor Gym to reopen on Friday 7th May. However the Playing Field will not reopen for 2-3 months while the ground recovers.

Glapthorn Recreation Ground is an area of recreational land situated at the west end of the village to the rear of Glapthorn Primary School. The facilities include a sports field (prepared to Sport England standards), a children's playground (with slides, climbing frame, swings and a balance/obstacle course) an outdoor gym and a car park.

The Playing Field Association was formed in 2020 and are responsible for managing the recreation ground on behalf of the Parish Council. Its primary role is to raise funds to cover the running costs of the facilities; these include grass cutting and the maintenance of the equipment and playing areas. There is an active committee, all volunteers, who endeavour to raise funds for its upkeep through a variety of events in the village. The Committee meet regularly and the minutes can be found on this webpage

Should anyone representing a formal organisation wish to book the sports field then please contact any committee member, or email glapthornplayingfield@gmail.com

The Recreation Ground is a facility meant for the enjoyment of all villagers; all we ask is that the facilities are used in a responsible manner and left in a state you would wish to find them. If anyone sees any misuse of the facilities or wishes to report any damage please contact a committee member.

A special plea is made to dog owners to ensure they DO NOT allow their dogs onto the sports field or playground.

A Brief History of the Recreation Ground

The idea for a recreation ground was conceived many years ago but previous attempts were not able to progress the initiative. However Glapthorn Parish Council took up the project in 2017. After successfully applying for grants and loans to fund the scheme followed by negotiations to purchase the land and acquire access rights, development started in Spring 2020. Despite the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic the key development groundworks were completed by Autumn with the final installations in January 2021. A comprehensive history of the project can be found on the Playing Field Project Development Timeline pages of this website.

Glapthorn Parish Council are grateful to the following organisations in supporting and funding this project:

  • Augean Community Fund
  • Sport England
  • The National Lottery
  • FCC Communities Foundation
  • East Northants Community Facilities Fund
  • The National Lottery Community Fund

Car Park:

THE CAR PARK WILL BE CLOSED FROM THURSDAY 29TH APRIL FOR GROUNDWORKS TO BE COMPLETED. IT IS EXPECTED TO REOPEN ON FRIDAY 7TH MAY

The car park opening times are:

  • 1st April to 30th September : 08:00 – 20:30 Hrs
  • 1st October to 31st March : 08:00 – 17:00 Hrs

The car park is for the exclusive use of:

  • Users of the recreation ground facilities
  • Visitors to Glapthorn Primary School
  • Walkers accessing local footpaths / bridleways

NO Overnight Parking - NO Lorries & Coaches - NO Trailers & Caravans

Playground:

THE PLAYGROUND WILL BE CLOSED FROM THURSDAY 29TH APRIL FOR GROUNDWORKS TO BE COMPLETED. IT IS EXPECTED TO REOPEN ON FRIDAY 7TH MAY

The children's playground is equipped with slides, climbing frame, swings and a balance/obstacle course to suit all ages.

The document below outlines current restrictions of use:

Outdoor Gym:

THE OUTDOOR GYM WILL BE CLOSED FROM THURSDAY 29TH APRIL FOR GROUNDWORKS TO BE COMPLETED. IT IS EXPECTED TO REOPEN ON FRIDAY 7TH MAY.

A comprehensive selection of personal gym equipment with instructions for use detailed on each apparatus.

The document below outlines current restrictions of use:

Sports Field:

THE PLAYING FIELD WILL BE CLOSED FROM THURSDAY 29TH APRIL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WHILE THE FIELD RECOVERS FROM ESSENTIAL GROUNDWORKS.

The Playing Field is temporarily open for casual use but is not available for hire yet.

GPFA Committee

  • Nick Knowles - Chair
  • Sue Bradley - Secretary
  • Malcom Moss
  • Ellie Igglesden
  • Jo Hood
  • Naomi Green
  • Cheryl Scott
  • Debbie Carmichael
  • Joanna Cadman-Joyce
  • Sarah Earl
  • Gillian Bland

Glapthorn Playing Field Association is a registered charity, No: 1189712

GPFA Meeting Minutes