Rothersthorpe, Rothersthorpe Parish Council, Rothersthorpe Community Space, The Dickens Field Trust

Rothersthorpe Community Space - The Dickens Field Trust

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Rothersthorpe is a small Northamptonshire village with no playground or community space.

There has never been a dedicated area and for some years children had to use the school playing field and and equipment however, due to health & safety constraints along with the tightening of education safeguarding rules the school had to erect a security fence in turn calling an end to a community open space.

5 years later we now have a field, thanks to the lovely Mrs JG & Mr PJ Dickens who gifted a piece of their land to the village for use as a community space.

To ensure its lasting legacy the Dickens Field Trust was formed as a charity (CIO) and independent custodian of the land to ensure correct management and future development for the benefit of the Rothersthorpe Community.

To have a space in the village for children to play and the community to enjoy would be amazing.

Please help us make a huge difference to a little village!

All support is welcome

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The Dickens Field Trust (CIO) Objectives:

The Dickens Field Trust (CIO) will establish and run a community facility incorporating a communal open space and a children's play area for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Rothersthorpe, Northamptonshire, without distinction of sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, nationality, race, political, or religious belief. The provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity, or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the objective of improving the conditions of life of the said inhabitants.

Indicative layout for childrens play area designed by Kompan. This design, based upon feedback from the village and Primary School has now been submitted to WNC for approval. We hope, we are reaching the end of our long journey to provide this facility for the village and further hope that it will be installed this summer!