Friends Of Five Oak Green
Along with several other play companies, Wicksteed was approached back in 2017 by Friends Of Five Oak Green to supply designs for a brand new play area in Five Oak Green Recreation Ground.
The new play area was to occupy open green space with a view to this park replacing the two existing play areas already on site that had fallen into disrepair. Wicksteed was successful with its submission and brought life to the space with play equipment that provided a huge amount of play value but didn’t detract from the natural wooded surroundings. The new park features a large Netscape climber that is complemented with a good mix of dynamic play products, timber multi-play units and landscaped play features.
“We are a charity of 4 people that has so far raised £132,000 to buy, install and then donate to the local council a children’s playground We had quotes from 3 companies and chose Wicksteed as they were happy to meet with us on more than one occasion, they were helpful and knowledgeable and the equipment was sturdy, mostly wooden, attractive and imaginative. The whole process was made easier by the Wicksteed rep, project manager and the contractor who did a fantastic job. Most of our funds came from grants, the national lottery, the postcode lottery, ibstock and tarmac being the biggest donors. We also had smaller grants from companies and trustees we found online. We held local fundraising events and Wicksteed was happy to quote on more than one occasion as our funding grew. Overall we are very happy with the service and advice and now have a beautiful playground in our village.”
Pauline, Friends of Five Oak Green
Client: Friends of Five Oak Green
Project: Falmouth Recreation Ground
Contact: Jeff Fenton
Start date: August 2020
Completion: September 2020