Dale Play Area Association

This group was set up by Dale Community Forum after young people in the Youth Club said there ought to be a Play Area in Dale.  We were very lucky to receive a commitment from Martyn Ryder, the land owner, that he would lease an area of the meadow in which to site our play area.  In 2015 the group became a Charitable Incorporate Organisation with the aim of setting up and running a play area in Dale.  We have  raised over  £6,000.  We have paid for plans and for necessary professional advice e.g. about flood risk and have obtained Planning Permission.    This plan envisages two areas, one for younger children linked by a “scootering” path to a larger area for older young people and adults with a pitch area and “trim trail”.  We hope it will be an attractive place for residents of all ages to enjoy, just for a chat, to watch their children play, or to take some exercise themselves.

We are now in the process of applying for funds to get this exciting project under construction.

This is a sketch of what we would like the Play Area to look like.


We welcome the views of residents and visitors about our proposal so please complete one of the questionnaires below and send it to rosemary.meck@gmail.com