The Stukeleys Recreation Fields
The Council administers two recreation areas, one in each of Great and Little Stukeley. Both have play equipment and are available for events by agreement of the Council.
The recreation field in Great Stukeley is located on Ermine Street North next to the Three Horseshoes pub.
New play equipment was installed on this area in 2010. The equipment includes a swing set with two flat and two cradle seats, a rope roundabout and a unit consisting of a slide, staircase and sliding pole. All items are suitable for children 4 – 12 years old to use, with the roundabout and cradle swings aimed at younger children as well. This project was funded through the Landfill Communities Fund of Waste Recycling Group (WRG) administered by the Environmental Body WREN. The remaining amount was provided by The Stukeleys Parish Council, which also contributed third party funding to release the grant.
The fencing around the recreation area was renewed in 2013 with funding supplied by the Big Lottery Fund. The field also has a grass football pitch with goal posts. Stukeley Meadows Youth Football Club currently has an agreement with the Parish Council to use the pitch for training and matches.
If you would like to use this area for anything other than general recreational purposes then please contact the Parish Council, as prior agreement is required.
The recreation area in Little Stukeley is located adjacent to the village hall on Low Road.
The play equipment here was replaced in 2011 and the final design was chosen following a survey of children living in the village. It consists of a swing set with 2 cradle and 2 flat seats, a “Mount Apache” unit which offers a selection of challenging climbing activities suitable for children aged 5-12, a wide embankment slide and two goal ends. A large percentage of the steel in the units is recycled and the plastic is also recycled. As part of the project the wood chip surfacing was renewed and grass safety matting installed around the slide and goals.
Funding was supplied by the Big Lottery Fund and the Woodford Community and Environmental fund using monies kindly provided by Woodford Waste Management Services Ltd. The remaining amount was contributed by the parish council.