Leigh Playpark

The Playpark Committee is responsible for the maintenance of the Children’s Playpark on behalf of Leigh Parish Council.

  • Playpark Grand Opening

    After years of planning, the new village play park has finally opened in its new location next to the village hall.


    After a week of volatile Spring weather, Saturday 6th April arrived, bringing with it bright sunshine, just in time for the long awaited opening of the recently moved playpark!

    After a short speech, including “thank-you’s” from Leigh Parish Council Chairman Alan Bennett, the ribbon was cut by Paul Stickland, author of Dinosaur Roar and owner of Black Shed Flowers in Sherborne and the children ran to play on the equipment.

    A treasure hunt and crafts took place in the village hall, along with a fancy-dress competition outside. Leigh’s youngest resident Percy Read won the fancy dress and was presented with a copy of Paul’s book for future reading.

    Thanks go to everyone that came out to enjoy the day, with a special thank you to all those that had a hand in getting the park moved and making the day a success – The Leigh Village Hall committee,  Leigh Parish Council, The Leigh Playpark Committee, Les and Connie Wallis, Charlie Read, Philippa Toulson and Michelle Read.

    We look forward to many years of our children playing in the park and families enjoying picnics in the sunshine.

    Sarah Rudd

We are a friendly group, meeting three or four times a year to discuss the general upkeep of our Playpark. We are also trying to secure a long-term home of our Playpark as the current lease is due to expire in 2020. We would welcome any new members or helpers.

Future Plans

We are delighted that the Village Hall Committee and Trustees are allowing us to rent the Wildflower Meadow at the top of the Village Hall Carpark, as a new site for the playpark. Plans are underway, and we hope it will be ready for Summer 2018.

We will submit drawings to the Village Hall Committee to show the children’s play equipment within the meadow, so all ages can enjoy this wonderful space. The existing trees and footpath will remain, and we will actively fundraise when the legal formalities have been conculded.

Thank you to all those who have supported us and especially to the Village Hall Chairman and Treasuer, Duncan Moore and Paul Orchard.

The Committee

  • Mel Shine – Chairperson
  • Colin House – Treasurer
  • Julia Jepson – Secretary
  • Hannah Gillibrand
  • Graham Bugler
  • Sarah Knowles
  • David Woodridge
  • Cathy Purcell

For more information contact Julia Jepson (01935 873824).