Olympics legacy to live on this Summer with the Colnbrook Games

As the Olympics legacy continues to be discussed nationwide, it has emerged that the village will have it’s very own Colnbrook Games during the school holidays.

Pippin’s Park

At last Tuesday’s meeting of the Parish Council’s Finance & Police Committee – the last before the summer recess – Cllr Smith revealed that he had been working with PCSO Mingola on the project.

Centrepiece of the Colnbrook Games will be a five-a-side football competition for ages 10-12, 12-14, and 14-16.

But the Games will also feature golf demonstrations, badminton, basketball, table-tennis and pool.

The intention is to use both Colnbrook Recreation Ground, Pippins Park and Colnbrook Village Hall to host the Games. Both parks are expected to retain their Green Flag awards following a visit by a judge in the past few weeks.

A working group comprising Councillors Smith, Hood, Laxman and Jarrett (back from his three month sabbatical) along with PCSO’s Kinealy and Mingola has been established.

The Colnbrook Youth Club is not currently involved.

The Parish Council has donated £500 to fund the project.

At the same meeting Cllr Laxman reported that the Colnbrook Residents Association has arranged a Teddy Bears Picnic in support of community cohesion.

The event, for children aged 2-10 years old, will be held in the newly refurbished Quiet Garden at St. Thomas’ Church on Saturday 10th August 2013 from 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm. The entry fee will be £3 per child.

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