Duke of Kent will open revamped playing field in Barford

Youngsters using the revamped King George's Field in Barford.
Youngsters using the revamped King George's Field in Barford.
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His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent is to open the revamped King George’s Field in Barford at an official ceremony which will take place on Wednesday May 4.

Almost £500,000 has been raised in the last two years in order to enable an exciting new children’s play area, a multi-use games area including two tennis courts and an all-weather court to be constructed.

In addition, a new perimeter path has been built and a new store and toilet facilities are also in place.

Once completed, additional benches and a picnic area will adorn the site.

The construction work started in September and, despite incredibly wet weather conditions which hindered progress over winter, it is due to be completed this month ready for the official opening.

A Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton Joint Parish Council working group was set up in January 2014 to oversee the project.

Since then, its members have put in over 2,500 hours to turn the idea into reality.

Mark Griffin, working group leader , said: “All who have invested so much time on this project, as well as villagers from across Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton, are immensely proud and incredibly honoured that HRH The Duke of Kent has agreed to officially open the refurbished field, which was named after his grandfather King George V.