Families from across the District and beyond flocked to Meadowbank in Dorking on Saturday for a fun-filled day. The event marked the official opening of the new playground which boasts a range of inclusive features for kids of all ages and physical abilities to enjoy.
Mole Valley District Council (MVDC)’s family fun day celebrated the opening of the playground and also invited residents and visitors, young and old, to have a go at a range of cycling and sporting activities suitable for all including tennis, volleyball, walking football, touch rugby and skateboarding/ BMX. Heart FM was on hand with some great commentary and music to keep everyone in the mood for fun and there were stalls providing more information about various MVDC facilities including Dorking Sports Centre, Dorking Halls and the exciting plans for the new Dorking Football Ground, which is due to open in time for the 2017/18 football season.
Our four-legged friends were not left out either with plenty of advice and information on offer about the Green Dog Walkers Scheme which is part of MVDC’s #cleanMV campaign. This campaign also tackles problems such as dog-fouling, littering and fly-tipping in the district.
The new playground was formally opened by the Chairman of Mole Valley District Council, Councillor David Mir. He said: “What a fantastic way to spend a summer Saturday, enjoying all that Meadowbank Park has to offer. I am delighted to have had the honour of officially opening a new playground that is clearly bringing a huge amount of pleasure to children of all abilities.”
Councillor Lucy Botting, Executive Member for Wellbeing, said: “The Big Event has really put Meadowbank Park on the map. Just a short stroll from the High Street and St Martin’s Walk, all the ingredients were there for a great family day out where children could reap the benefits of active play. Many of those there on Saturday did just that, also taking advantage of the fantastic range of shops, pubs and restaurants in the towns as well. I hope many more will come to down to Meadowbank in the weeks to come.”