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