St John’s Churchyard
St. John’s Churchyard re-opens
17 July 2020
We’re thrilled to re-open St. John’s Churchyard following a programme of improvements.
The upgrades include newly planted wildflower and wetlands beds designed to attract wildlife and improve biodiversity; the children’s play area houses two insect hotels and a magnifying glass for young nature lovers to enjoy. The playground also includes new swings, balance boards, ‘wobbly bridges’ and a climbing frame with slide.
For those who have outgrown swings and slides, there is a boules/petanque pitch as well as an outdoor table tennis table; both are free to use, and people can bring their own equipment and play at any time.
There’s plenty of space for exercise, dog-walking and relaxation, with shady spots under the trees and some new seating providing respite from the sun.
Sheila Benjamin, Chief Executive of Potters Fields Park Management Trust, said,
“We’re very pleased to have finished our long-planned improvements to St. John’s Churchyard at a time when the benefits of nature, outdoor recreation and space for reflection have never been more important. We know how precious this community park is to local people and hope to celebrate the re-opening with them properly in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming residents, local workers and visitors in to enjoy the revitalised St. John’s Churchyard to the full.”