With grateful thanks to David Ross, the Parish Council has secured the lease for the new Ashley Recreation Ground. We now have six and a half acres in the heart of Ashley which is protected for the long term through Fields in Trust.
It has taken a lot of work to get this far and Stephen Castens and all on the Parish Council have worked tirelessly to arrange the lease and win grants for the initial development. Thanks also go to Charles and Michael Squires for using their tractors to clear the large gateposts and old gates.
Vic Possnett and her team have worked incredibly hard to clear the area and made beautiful picnic tables and benches for villagers out of oak sleepers. A grant from Tesco has enabled the planting of 30 native trees and 1,000's of spring bulbs.
Please click here for the Code of Conduct for the Ashley Recreation Ground.