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Thorpe Salvin P.C. – The Sorby Memorial Field Recreation Ground

Back in March 2012 Play and Leisure were invited, by Rotherham MBC, to provide a price for several pieces of our play equipment that a rural Parish Council were interested in. This Parish Council had wanted to improve their local play facility for some time and after extensive consultation two of Play and Leisure’s products were chosen.

The Parish Council in question was Thorpe Salvin and the play area was The Sorby Memorial Field Recreation Ground. Funding was obtained after lengthy work from members of the Parish Council and an order was finally placed in April 2013.

Work Commenced in June to install a Quest Cosmos, a large activity unit in the shape of a circle and a Cantilever Basket Swing, both were to have grass mat impact absorbing surfacing. After two weeks, much to the delight of the local children the equipment was ready and a picnic in the park was arranged for the following Sunday afternoon.

The Sunday arrived and the weather did not let anybody down. The new play equipment had been eagerly anticipated by the children and the usually quiet village became a throng of noise as the children were allowed to play on it, swinging, climbing and sliding in excitement. Rotherham MBC, the members of the Parish Council and everyone gathered agreed it had been worth all the time and effort. The only thing left to do, was add some more equipment when funding allowed