Games area for Pippins Park

Thanks in large part to Grundon Waste Management, Pippins Park is now a place where the young people of Colnbrook and Poyle can play year-round football, basketball and netball. Local schools are also looking forward to using this new facility.

Until very recently there was little for youngsters to do in the Park as it was badly in need of repair and upgrading.

A new state-of-the-art games area has now been completed and was officially opened on Saturday morning, 3rd November by Councillor Rashad Butt, The Worshipful The Mayor of Slough, accompanied by representatives of project sponsors Grundon Waste Management and BAA Heathrow. The opening was marked by the award of the Grundon Challenge Cup to the winning team from the morning’s 5-a-side football tournament.

The project came about because the Colnbrook Community Partnership (CCP), a local stakeholder forum, approached Groundwork Thames Valley for advice on fundraising to improve the park for local community use. Groundwork assisted with public consultation and facilitated generous donations from Grundon and BAA Heathrow to turn the Partnership’s vision into reality.

Laurie Tucker, Vice Chairman of the CCP is delighted, as he believes “this new games area will make a huge difference to the young people in the village. It shows what can be achieved by the CCP working with our partners for the benefit of residents in Colnbrook.”

Richard Skehens, Managing Director of Grundon Waste Management said: “We have been working with the CCP for many years now on projects designed to improve the local environment for all members of the community. The Pippins Park project demonstrates the real benefits that can be delivered by a proactive partnership approach, with everyone playing to their strengths but working towards a common objective”

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