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

W.I. Wickhambrook

13th February

The next W.I. meeting is 'The Importance of Being Trivial' with Mark Mason. 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 February. 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.

Tuesday 20th February
Local History Society - Our next meeting is on Tuesday 20th February when Sarah Doig will talk on East Anglian almshouses. All welcome. Look out for posters or check the village website.

Wickhambrook Horticultural Society

Monday 26th February
The next Horticultural Society meeting will be on Monday 26th February at 7.30pm in the WI Hall.  Garden Bugs: Cohabit, Conserve or Control - A presentation by Dr Ian Bedford (Head of Entomology), John Innes Research Institute, Norwich, everyone welcome.

Wickhambrook Parish Council
GET FITTER PICK LITTER – or here we go again!

It is the first of three litter picks held in Wickhambrook each year organised by Wickhambrook Parish Council and the date is Sunday 4 March 2018 at 10.30 a.m. - meet in the pavilion attached to the MSC Hall
This litter pick is part of………..
The Great British Spring Clean: Join thousands of others taking part on the weekend of 2-4 March and help clean up our country.’
Hope to see you on Sunday 4 March at 10.30 a.m.!
The usual refreshments will be available afterwards for those deserving participants!

For further information please contact the Clerk on 01440 821861 or email parishclerk@wickhambrook.org

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