Charndon Parish Council is pleased to now be able to announce a further award of a £10,000 grant for an Inclusive play facility at the Community Centre which can be used by young children of all abilities. We will be extending the existing childrens payground footprint by some 80sqm to incorporate a new basket swing.

This new ‘extension’ will be enclosed with the same fencing as is currently used and surfaced with the same ‘wet pour’ safety material currently across the area.

This grant has been obtained through Groundworks UK using monies available through the HS2 Communities Environment Fund (CEF). You can find out more about the grants here:

Installation work will commence in the new year (dates to be confirmed) by our preferred supplier, Reids Playgrounds Ltd -

It is not envisaged that the Community Centre will need to close, however there may be short periods when the children’s play area will be unavailable and a small area in front of it will fenced off. We will endeavor to announce these times as early as possible on our social media channels. All necessary precautions will be taken by Contractors to ensure public safety. We would expect all work to be completed in 2 weeks.

We also expect during this period to lay a base and erect the new outdoor concrete table tennis table that has now been delivered and obtained through grants previously announced and obtained through AVDC New Homes Bonus Micro Grants scheme -

 Your Parish Council is also pleased to announce we have now completed and submitted the bid for a running track and outdoor exercise equipment at the Community Centre. This bid has been submitted to the FCC Communities Foundation and we are hopeful for a positive outcome to this application. Successful bids will be announced in March 2020.

These projects were initiated by the Parish Council after responses by residents to several online polls and door drops this year. If residents have any further suggestions for future projects, please contact the Clerk at



27 December 2019


12:33, 26 Dec 2019 by Bob Evans

Many will have already seen the door drop from Fusion/HS2 regarding further compounds being set up in the area. Please see the link below for details:


Further HS2 Compounds



09:09, 18 Dec 2019 by Bob Evans

The attached updated presentation pack provides further details on the concrete batching plant being proposed by HS2 to be sited at Calvert. Also attached is an email from Cllr Macpherson raising further concerns and HS2's reponse.


CBP Email


CBP Presentation

09:20, 15 Dec 2019 by Bob Evans