Symn Lane Play Area
The Town Council manages this small play area which caters for younger children. The location is adjacent to the Blue Coat Primary School in Symn Lane. There are 14 pieces of equipment (climbing apparatus and slide, wooden trail, three rockers, climbing wall, rope chain and balance beams, four swings, including two suitable for babies), along with two benches and a picnic table.
A nest rocker and a dish roundabout were added in 2015 with S106 funding, following a report suggesting that more play items were needed which were of an ’inclusive’ nature for less able bodied children. The Town Council’s CCTV system covers the play area which is inspected yearly by ROSPA and daily / weekly / monthly by staff members.
The skatepark opened in 2015 at New Road (adjacent to KLB School) – see WCSF for further details at www.wcsf.org.uk
Synwell Playing Field & Pavilion
The Pavilion Sports and Social Club provides a local community facility and venue for events. In addition, there is a children’s play area for both toddlers and older children. The play equipment includes three rockers, baby swings, slide, climbing apparatus, a seesaw, a nest swing, a swing roundabout and a sports wall. Next to the play area there are six benches with a further four benches together with four picnic tables next to the pavilion.
Synwell Playing Fields is one of a few privately owned playing fields in England. Money raised by weekly payment from the local community allowed the site to be purchased in 1932. A small number of dedicated volunteers from the locality manage the playing field, on behalf of the Trustees. The committee members, several of whom are longstanding and of senior age, not only have to raise money for capital expenditure but also for the ever increasing maintenance costs.
The Field, covering just over four acres, exists as a recreational area and playing field for the residents of Wotton-under-Edge. It is affiliated to both the Gloucestershire and National Association of Playing Fields.
In 2012 Synwell Playing Field became a Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Playing Field and as a result, has secured the area as a playing field indefinitely.
Wotton Rovers Football Club
Wotton Rovers Football Club use the Playing Field as its home ground and it also has a social club . Both of these are tenants of Synwell Playing Field Association. The organisations aim to work closely together.
See Synwell Playing Field Association’s Facebook Page
For further information contact Synwell Playing Field and Pavillion’s Secretary on 01453 843 081.
Wotton Community Sports
Sport Wotton is the new place for sport in Wotton-under-Edge. The sports facilities at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School and the New Road site are managed by Sport Wotton Ltd. This is a new company set up jointly by KLB School and the Wotton Community Sports Foundation.
They welcome new and existing users in the coming months and years!
The following facilities are available:
- Full size indoor sports hall
- Squash Court
- Dance Studio
- Fitness Suite
- Outdoor Tennis Courts
- Full size Astro pitch
- 60 x 40m floodlit 3g pitch
- Parking and changing facilities
They are also able to cater for other outdoor events within the grounds of the two sites, such as archery competitions and athletic events. Therefore, if you have a particular sport or activity that you’d like to try out, have a chat with them.
Sport Wotton Ltd
Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School
Wotton Road, Wotton-under-Edge
Gloucestershire GL12 8RB
Telephone: 01453 520 365
For more information, visit their website www.sportwotton.co.uk