What we did...
Schools 360 and Playfiveaside approached Weavers Adventure playground to add fencing and floodlighting to a pitch funded by Capital FM. It was a magnificent space but to improve the sustainability of the playground a plan was devised to generate income via evening lettings.
After several meetings, planning permissions were approved and the conditions of use were:
The pitch must be a multi sports surface allowing for all sports to be played.
Markings for netball, hockey and football were essential.
New goals were required.
A member of staff was required on site at all times.
All maintenance was to be carried out by Schools360 and Playfiveaside for a set period.
Shut down time of 8pm and no weekend use.
A new 5 a side football pitch was developed with floodlights allowing for after school clubs to take place at the playground. Evening lettings have also allowed for Weavers Adventure Playground to become self sufficient.
Schools360 and Playfiveaside continues to run and manage this facility.