Celebrations at Barley Playground opening

Jane Hart, Bryony Underwood, Oliver Heald MP, Georgina Northen, Rebecca Wild and Samantha Cockrell

Jane Hart, Bryony Underwood, Oliver Heald MP, Georgina Northen, Rebecca Wild and Samantha Cockrell - Credit: Archant

The village of Barley was buzzing for the grand opening of the new playground at the weekend.

Laura Childs, Pat Gibbson, Terry Childs and John Gibbson

Laura Childs, Pat Gibbson, Terry Childs and John Gibbson - Credit: Archant

MP Sir Oliver Heald was one of the many punters who took part in the official opening during Barley Show.

Maureen Fuller and Barbara Clarke, RNLI Royston

Maureen Fuller and Barbara Clarke, RNLI Royston - Credit: Archant

There was a whole host of things to keep revellers entertained, such as crafts, games, displays, competitions, stalls, refreshments, a barbecue and more.

Hayley Martin and Jack Martin

Hayley Martin and Jack Martin - Credit: Archant

Sam Cockrell from the Barley Playground Refurbishment Committee – a team which worked tirelessly to gain funding to carry out the work, said: “The kids have been so excited to see the work in progress and their reaction has been fantastic.

“We really couldn’t be happier and just in time too for the kids holidays, so lots of fun to be had during the summer.”


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The committee would like to thank businesses, councillors, private donors and the community for their help.

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