Mepal’s large recreation ground is located on the land backing onto Laurel Close, Chestnut way and Witcham Road. With pedestrian access from Laurel close and vehicular and pedestrian access via Witcham road, the Mepal recreation field is the ideal space for events and sports, or just a gentle walk around the perimeter.
A permanent basketball net is located on a tarmac area near to the play park and providing owners correctly dispose of any dog waste, dog walkers are currently permitted to use the perimeter of the area for dog walking and dog bins are provided at each end. A project to refurbish the playing surface to bring competitive sports back to the Recreation Ground is planned to run from 2020-2021 which may limit access to some central areas.
UPDATE ON RECREATION FIELD PROJECT
The project to resolve the draining issues (sinking lines) commenced in Summer 2020, and will continue throughout 2021, with a target of Autumn 2021 to complete. This work will require an ongoing commitment from the village to annual maintenance of the area; this is normal requirement in any area that has this type of draining system installed.
Please could we ask everyone to only use the perimeter of the field until June to give the new seeding time to establish
NEW for 2021 – Path & Car Park Works
We are delighted that we have been awarded a grant from Mick George to carry out remedial work on the car park, and to install some new paths and renovate damaged sections of the old path area at the Play Area end and the Witcham Road end of the field. This is a huge future saving for the village and we are delighted that this work will start on Monday 8th March.
For the next two weeks access to the top of the field and car park should be avoided if possible