Measured Mile and New Pathway

Whitnash Town Council would like to make further improvements to Acre Close Playing Field so that it becomes more useful to our community.
We would like to make it a safer environment for all Whitnash residents, our children, teenagers, mums and dads, adults and senior citizens. Building on the already considerable improvements carried out by the Friends of Acre Close volunteer group who have done a wonderful job providing play equipment and planting trees etc.
We would like to supplement this good work by widening the field's appeal to everyone in Whitnash.

The measured mile would be made from recycled material called Tiger Track which is easier to maintain and is weatherproof. This would benefit residents of all ages who could walk, ride, run, be pushed in buggies helping us all to stay healthier for longer. We plan to install four exciting outdoor exercising machines.

Users can then stop to exercise those muscles they didn’t know they had. Sportsmen and women are of course welcome to use them for serious training. Those of us who prefer a gentle stroll can do that as well. This facility would be free of charge to Whitnash residents.

The new / replacement fences and new path are intended to protect the field and to provide a safer all weather route to school and access to the field.

This project will cost around £72000. The Council is currently in the process of looking for grants to enable this project to be completed.


  • Help protect our children playing in the field.
  • Protect football pitch.
  • Stop uninsured scooter and motorbikes crossing field.
  • Replace old broken wooden fence.
  • Stop people dumping rubbish on the flood alleviation bund.
  • Reduce wear and tear of field.
  • Increase community usage of field.
  • Ensuring open pedestrian use.
  • Increasing the life of a community asset.
  • Easier use in bad weather.
  • Reduce vandalism.
  • Provide better access for buggies and push chairs.
  • Encourage better fitness for residences of all ages.
  • Using recycled material.

To help us provide evidence of need to funding providers would you please write letters of support to:

Cllrs Richard Sparkes and/or Mrs Judy Falp.
Whitnash Town Council
Franklin Road
CV31 2JH

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