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Butts Park Table Tennis Facility


Our leisure and play area is situated among social housing and includes a tarmacked area. On the hardstanding we aim to site an outdoor table tennis table, with spectator seating, storage for equipment on the grass surround. We aim to start a table tennis group, to include all ages and abilities, including disabled.

Our goals:

  • To provide a physical activity that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities within our community. We have members of the community who are very capable table tennis players and willing to pass on their skills.
  • By mixing the ages and abilities within the table tennis games, we want to encourage community cohesion, particularly encouraging mutual respect between the generations. By providing spectator seating, we hope to encourage newcomers to enjoy the game
  • Our village is rural and isolated, with little public transport, relying heavily on community resources. This facility will be accessible at all times, free of charge, encouraging, fun and fitness for all within our community and its visitors
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How we will achieve our goals

At present all we have is the leisure and play area, which is owned by the community, including the tarmacked area. With the help of a Community Award we can buy all the equipment we need to start our community table tennis group. We have chosen good quality items to ensure that this activity will have a long living impact on our community.

Where the money will go

Being situated amongst social housing, community cohesion is important to us. 67% of our community live in social/rented housing and the more affluent live in higher value housing on the river banks. We believe that the outdoor table tennis facility will bring the age groups and social groups together to enjoy a healthy and sociable activity.

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23 November 2016

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  1. Posted on November 2, 2016

    This is a fantastic project that will help the local community enjoy themselves and their children as well as getting fitter.

  2. Posted on November 2, 2016

    What a fantastic project for this rural community.

  3. Posted on November 2, 2016

    Much needed boost to a rather run down play area.

  4. Posted on November 2, 2016

    More facilities are needed by this community and I’m certain would be put to good use.

  5. Posted on November 3, 2016

    Excellent facility for the entire community.Look forward this project reaching fruition.

  6. Posted on November 3, 2016

    Sounds like a fantastic project bringing the whole community together

  7. Posted on November 3, 2016

    I support this worthy cause and admire those who have given up their time to prsue these important objectives

  8. Posted on November 4, 2016

    The introduction of an outdoor table tennis facility will be fun and good for the health and wellbeing of the community and its visitors. I look forward to playing with fellow villagers of all ages and abilities.

  9. Posted on November 24, 2016

    I am impressed by the commitment and organisation of this project. the community can only benefit from this project

  10. Posted on November 25, 2016

    Excellent project – much needed

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