Oct 142013

Thank you to those residents living in Bois Moor Road and Hodds Wood Road who responded to our recent play area survey.

Following the success of the WCA-led refurbishment of the Gordon Road play area last year, the Association have looked at other play areas in Waterside, those in Bois Moor Road (on the way to Chesham Bois) and also Hodds Wood Road. Both of these play areas are managed by Chesham Town Council and were earmarked for closure.

The survey results clearly showed that residents want to keep and improve the play area in Bois Moor Road. There was less support for the smaller play area in Hodds Wood Road.

Waterside Community Association has reached agreement with Chesham Town Council to keep the Bois Moor Road play area open, whilst they fundraise to replace the current equipment and even increase the size of the play area.  The Hodds Wood play area will be closed.

If you would like to be involved in the fundraising to improve the play area at Bois Moor Road, or have any ideas, please contact the WCA Chairman, Shane Willmoth – shane@wcassoc.co.uk

Jan 032013

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the official opening of the new play area at Gordon Road on Saturday 22nd December. Waterside Community Association (WCA) started the process of raising funds to refurbish the previously run down play area following requests from local residents. The play area has been designed especially with younger children in mind, who find the equipment too difficult to use at the Moor Road play area. The WCA was delighted that the Town Mayor was able to open the facility, despite the rain!

Working with local Councillors, Peter Hudson and Nik Stewert, the WCA successfully raised 60% of the funds needed to refurbish the play area and gratefully acknowledge the support from the Big Lottery (£10,000 grant) and Paradigm Housing Association (£5,000 grant). The remaining funding was secured from Chesham Town Council.

The photo shows the new play area and also the Chairman, Shane Willmoth with the Town Mayor and also a fellow WCA Committee member and local Minister for Christ Church Waterside, Sylvester Liyanage.

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