Visitors Welcome

Home » Newsroom » Visitors Welcome

The other day I was going to cut across the Playing Fields when I noticed a group of about a dozen children on the play equipment near the Scout hut. They were aged about 5 or 6 and were having a great time. What made me look twice was that they were all wearing white baseball caps!

Playing Equipment


I am a real nosey parker so I stopped to find out who they were. I was told by one of the young ladies with them that they were from a private nursery in Hartford no less, and came to Tarvin because the play area was so nice. The children certainly seemed to agree with them. The nursery tended to make the trip in school holidays as part of a play scheme.
Did I have a 'Tarvin playground for Tarvin children' moment?

Playing Equipment

Well, perhaps very fleetingly. In the end I thought it was great that we had such good facilities that they attracted custom from further away, and certainly there were no other children playing there at the time.
The Play area, like everything on the playing field, is the responsibility of the Parish Council. The addition of the new play equipment was funded by grants from WREN (stands for Waste Recycling Environmental Limited) and Cheshire West and Chester Council and it has greatly added to the pleasure of local youngsters. Special mention should go to Councillor Pet Twigg who was the leading light in applying for the grant and getting the equipment installed. Recently the Parish Council improved the drainage in the area to deal with the soggy ground that used to be very troublesome at times.
So, if you see a group of youngsters in white baseball caps next time you are crossing the Playing Field, perhaps you might say 'welcome'

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Burglar opening window
Sat 21 Apr 6:00am  |  hits: 3,999

From a concerned Tarvin ResidentAt 4.30pm today a man came to the front door, claiming to be from British Gas, saying there was a problem with dirty water supplies and could I run the taps for 15 minutes. Whilst I went to run the taps, he entered our house. I pushed him out, as he had no ID, was not wearing work clothes and I smelled a rat. He ran off, saying he would get his ID. I followed...

road closed
Wed 18 Apr 6:00am  |  hits: 474

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to prohibit traffic on the following lengths of roads in Tarvin to enable Surface Dressing Pre-Patching works to be carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council.Bye Pass Road, Chester Road, Tarvin from the A54 Roundabout to Pool Lane. Work to be...

George Heath Foundation Quiz 2018 1
Tue 17 Apr 6:00am  |  hits: 467

So the dust has settled on our fantastic Quiz Night which took place on Friday 6th April......and what a night it was! Twenty one teams entered — so Tarvin Community Centre played host to a fun-filled, head-scratching, head banging evening — with around 100 people coming along to support The George Heath Foundation.An amazing and varied set of questions were put together by the fabulous Sarah...