A joint venture between Sibford Ferris Parish Council and Sibford School has led to the creation of a new mult-use games area for youngsters in the village.
Built on land owned by the school, the community sports facility features an all-weather synthetic surface, basketball hoops, goal ends and integrated pod seating.
Funding for the £50,000 project was provided by the Parish Council, the school and members of the school’s Old Scholars’ and Parent associations. Peter Robinson, business manager at Sibford School explained:
“Following the development of the Sibford Ferris Manor site, the Parish Council was allocated a pot of money for community purposes. The aim was to provide a much needed recreation area for village youngsters. However, there was no suitable site on which to locate such a facility.
“We were able to offer an under-utilised area of the school which was ideally situated on the outskirts of our grounds allowing easy access from the village.
“By working in partnership we have not only been able to provide a much needed facility for the village but have also been able to extend facilities for our own PE department.”
Carolyn Heather, clerk of Sibford Ferris Parish Council added: “We have already received messages from villagers saying how much they appreciate the new games area and I have no doubt that it will be a well used and well loved addition to the Village.”