6th July 2020 – Play Areas & MUGA Re-open
Following a review of social distancing guidance, 2 metres or 1 metre with risk mitigations (where 2 metres is not viable) are acceptable.
The maximum number of users able to use this play area / court / gym equipment at any one time is 6.
Only 1 family member can accompany a child using this area.
There is adjacent space for queues to form. Please be patient whilst waiting to play.
Cleaning and hygiene
Scientific advice suggests that the virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. These risks are reduced when outdoors, where surfaces may be subject to UV light and/or rain. However, the virus could survive long enough on frequently used/touched outdoor surfaces to facilitate transmission.
Effective sanitation must be abided by. Users, parents, guardians and carers are encouraged to bring hand sanitiser gel or wipes to clean their own and their children’s hands.
Outdoor gym users are encouraged to bring their own towel and hygiene products and wipe down equipment after use.
Users are reminded not to touch their faces, and to cough or sneeze into a tissue or arm when a tissue is not available.
Users are reminded not to put their mouths on equipment or their hands in their mouths.
If possible, a face covering should be worn in this area when social distancing isn’t possible and where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
Disposable gloves should be worn to prevent the spread of virus.
The consumption of food or drink within this play area/court is banned.
Users, parents, guardians or carers should dispose of all litter including any used protective wear such as face coverings or gloves properly in litter bins or taking it home where a bin is not provided. Disposable face coverings and gloves cannot be recycled.
Fortnightly inspections will continue to be carried out for the purposes of monitoring defects. FENCING, GATES, EQUIPMENT AND LITTER BINS WILL BE SPRAYED WITH HOUSEHOLD DISINFECTANT ON A WEEKLY BASIS. USERS OF THIS AREA DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.
Marham Play Area
Marham Play Area has been extensively refurbished over the last several years. This started in 2008 when RAF Marham kindly donated and paid for a double swing, toddler swing, see-saw, slide and 2 springy rockers to be refurbished and installed. The Parish Council were awarded a grant from The Big Lotto fund to provide rubber safety matting for these items.
In 2009 Marham parish Council were awarded a grant from Norfolk Youth Project to fund a teen shelter, this is situated in front of the Pavilion.
In 2011 Marham Parish Council successfully applied for 3 grants. These were awarded by The Big Lotto fund, Wren and KLWNBC. These grants enabled a Multi-use games area (MUGA) to be installed behind the Bowling Green as well as a trim trail, a pirate ship, 2 play boards, speaker flowers, adult and children’s picnic sets and a new bench. The grants also enabled the area to be fenced and gated at both ends to provide a safe secure area for children to play. The equipment was installed in 2012 and a grand opening day was arranged, children from Marham Infant School, Marham Junior School and Shouldham St Martin School attended and took part in games and activities arranged by Kings Lynn Community Football. The Mayor of Kings Lynn, County Councillor, Borough Councillor and Station Commander also attended the event.
In 2014 Another grant was successfully awarded from The Big Lotto fund this funded a new Climbing frame which includes a scramble net, monkey bars and fireman’s pole.
If you have young children, grandchildren, nephews & nieces please bring them along to the Play Area where they can enjoy safe challenging play. All we ask is that you do not take Dogs into the play area and you put all litter in the litter bins provided.