Wickhambrook Playground Facilities

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Fish and Chips at The Greyhound

Fish & Chips
Every Tuesday

Fish & chips van every Tuesday from 4.30pm - 6.30pm parked at The Greyhound car park

Wickhambrook Horticultural Society

Monday 4th December
The next Horticultural Society meeting will be on Monday 4th December at 7.30pm in the WI Hall.  Our Festive Quiz Evening is a great evening, everyone welcome.

Night of Comedy at The Greyhound

Night of Comedy
Friday 8th December

Village Idiots in association with The Greyhound present A Night of Comedy

see poster for tickets and info

W.I. Wickhambrook

12th December 2017

The next W.I. meeting is our Christmas Party with entertainment by Gillian Grinham ' An Evening with Joyce Grenfell'. Our meetings are held at 7.30pm in the WI Hall and all ladies from the village and district will be made very welcome. Just turn up at the WI Hall if you would like to join in. Information is always available from Hilary (01440 821713) or Veronica (01440 820791) for all our activities.

W.I. Tea Party W.I. Tea Party

The next W.I. Tea Party will be on the 16th December. All Welcome.  Come and join us from 2pm till 4pm for Tea, Coffee and Cake £1.50.  All profits to a local charity or group and for our Denman Bursary.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Thank You

I would like to send a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended and so generously supported our 26th annual Coffee Morning recently. The event was part of Macmillan Cancer World's Biggest Coffee Morning and was a wonderful morning, with over 160 people attending.

The total raised so far for Macmillan is £1158.
A brilliant effort for our small village!!!

Special thanks to my team of helpers without whom the morning would not be possible, Karen Horne, Deidre Smith, Jean and Stephen Coe, Dorothy Dunnet, Jill Scott and Lorraine Brown. Not forgetting my brilliant husband Dave and Belinda Lee from Chocoholics.

With grateful thanks for all the donations of money, cakes and the interesting variety of 58 raffle prizes and to the W.I. for the free use of their hall for the morning.
Everyone was so very generous as always. Thank you!!!

There will be a final total in December after Chocoholics orders are completed.

» view photos here

Val Orange.

Falls Prevention Exercise
Every Tuesday

Seated and standing strength and balance exercises to maintain and prolong independence. This new class aims to increase mobility, flexibility, muscle strength and improve balance, with the opportunity after for refreshment and a chance to socialise with other members of the class.  10.30am to 11.20am at Wickhambrook Pavillion.  Pay as you go, £4.00 a class.  See poster for more information


Help find Rudy

Rudy is a 12 year old german shepherd mix that went missing from Braintree back in February. He was spotted in the Wickhambrook and it would really help to make people aware of him and hopefully reunite him with his family?

» Please see the full poster here with additional information

Right Driver

for more details visit www.rightdriver.co.uk

The NEW Playground

Playground Opening


Saturday's Grand Opening of the new playground was a big success. Delighted to see so many families at the opening and as soon as the gates were opened, all the children rushed through to try out the pieces of play equipment which excited them most.

Three years ago the Parish Council was faced with the very real prospect of having an empty playground if the old equipment, none of which complied to current safety standards, failed its annual inspection. The decision was made to replace old for new, an exciting design was agreed, and the task of raising the funds required commenced. Support for the project by the local community has been fantastic - not just with donations and fund-raising events, but with continued optimism and enthusiasm that the money would be raised.

A substantial amount of the total required has been obtained through the receipt of grant funding, a number of these grants being aimed at encouraging and supporting sport and recreational activities for children. This, alone, was a great achievement as Wickhambrook had to compete against much larger villages for the amounts which were available.

The decision to order the equipment was made at the end of January even though the Parish Council had not achieved its target as, not only would a lot of the grant funding be withdrawn if not used by the end of April, but a proposed price increase by the manufacturers would have pushed the project beyond our grasp. By removing the old equipment and preparing the site ourselves and assisting in the landscaping works after the new equipment had been installed, a big enough saving was made to keep the cost within our budget.

The Parish Council would like to give their thanks to everyone who has contributed to the project: the children who helped to chose the equipment, local businesses and individuals who sent donations, all those who ran fund-raising events, the grant-funders, those who gave their time and equipment in removing the old equipment, clearing the site and making good afterwards, the MSC for the use of the carpark and the WI for access to the playground by the contractors and all the village organisations who have supported the project.


(see more info on the Parish Council Facebook page)

Our Playgrounds

Take a look at the plans for the new playground, it looks fantastic and something this village would be really proud of and great for the children. 

Playground Plans


View plans here



The small playground on Bury Road in the Clopton area has been the responsibility of Havebury Housing. Havebury does not have the expertise within the organisation to check and maintain the play equipment on a regular basis and have suggested that the small fenced area be gifted to the Parish Council.

New equipment, swings, a rocker cum see saw and safety tiling, has been installed and a RoSPA certificate has been issued.

The handover will take place in the near future.

We need someone who lives locally to inspect the area on a regular basis, say once a week, and note if there is anything of concern. If that person is willing to give a verbal report at the Estates Meeting, held on a Tuesday every second month, so much the better. The next meetings are on 10th April and 12th June.

Monthly playground inspections will be carried out by Borough staff and an annual visit will be made by an independent professional. Any volunteers? Please contact the Parish Clerk on 01440 821861 if you are willing to give it a try.

The Playground and Recreation Facilities

Everything to do in the Village for the young generation. We have excellent facilities and activities available for the children in Wickhambrook.

The Playground and other facilities can be found at the MSC recreation fields.

The Parish Council maintains the children's play area on the recreation ground, where a selection of swings, slides, climbing frames and roundabouts can be found. We also have a facility known as The Teen Project which provides a Skate, BMX and Sport Park.

All Sports and Skatepark

The ‘all-sports’ area provides an all weather surface with a goal and basketball ring and a tennis practice wall.

As well as ball games, the area can be used by new skaters who want to gain experience before venturing onto the skatepark, or who want to practice skate-dance etc., and for other interests such as remote control car racing.

The skatepark / BMX / Sports Park was officially opened 31st January 2004.  Photos of the opening can be found in the Photo Gallery