The village green has been awarded £1,260.98 in funding to upgrade swing seats, add a DDA compliant seat and a major refurbishment of the slide As a result of this funding from Fields in Trust the equipment standards are now fully up to date. Fields in Trust is a national charity that operates throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites. All Cannings village green has legal protection through Fields in trust ensure it is secured as public open space for future generations.   

Thanks to this grant, the village green now boasts equipment suitable for children across an even wider range of physical abilities, whilst retaining the character of the Village Green through preserving the original equipment which was already in place. 

Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive of Fields in Trust, said “We know how important parks and playing fields for children and families. They are places to relax, play sports or hold community events. Ensuring they are around for future generations is a top priority so we are delighted that we have been able to protect these valuable assets for the long-term and to fund the improvements with a Fields in Trust County Fund grant”.   

Kate Asbury

About Fields in Trust

Fields in Trust is a national charity that operates throughout the UK to safeguard recreational spaces and campaign for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites.

Founded in 1925 as the National Playing Fields Association by King George V, the mission is the same now and as it was then: to ensure that everyone – young or old, able-bodied or disabled and wherever they live – should have access to free, local outdoor space for sport, play and recreation. These spaces are vital to building happy and healthy communities and sadly continue to be threatened by all kinds of development.  www.fieldsintrust.org