The Higham Playground Project (made up of village residents and Higham Parish Council) are delighted to be running a second-hand toy sale to raise money for new playground equipment that will be being installed in phases at Higham Recreation Ground from Spring 2020. The Toy Sale is being held on 1st February (see our Events page for all of the details) and we would like to thank Higham Club for donating the space for this event. In addition, Morrison (Strood branch) have kindly donated a movie night hamper as a raffle prize.

Waitrose have kindly selected our project for the green token scheme this month. If shopping in Waitrose Longfield please put your town in the Higham playground project slot.

Our thanks go out to Councillor Brian Sweetland who has secured a generous donation of £2,500 from his Members Grant Fund (a Kent County Council local government finance initiative) towards the cost of new equipment . Higham Parish council have also been able to ring fence £10,000 from our 2020/2021 budget.

I am in the process of submitting grant applications and I am currently waiting to hear the outcomes. We would like to raise between £30,000 and £40, 000 to deliver an amazing playground for the children of Higham and anticipate purchasing and installing equipment in phases hopefully beginning in Spring 2020.

If you think you can help fundraise for this worthy project or you may just wish to make a donation towards the playground equipment, why not contact the Higham Parish Council Clerk on:

enquiries@higham-kent-pc.gov.uk


Councillor Mendzil

Vice-Chair, Higham Parish Council