Formerly Albert Street Play Area
The green open space behind the village pump in Albert Street was acquired by the Parish Council under lease in 1996. It was officially opened in April 1997 as a Childrens' Play Area and the Parish Council is responsible for its care and maintenance. It is not within the management responsibility of Kibworth JRC.
Situated in the corner adjacent to the entry gate is the village cross reconstructed partly from stones from the original structure, formerly erected in a different location, and which were found scattered about the village. New trees and shrubs have been planted in recent years, and the seats were donated by local residents. Childrens' swings have been installed and the Parish Council has ordered some additional play equipment. Remedial drainage work was carried out in 2001 which was aimed at curing the boggy nature of part of the area.
In June 2002 an engraved stone tablet was installed close to the gate to commemorate the Queen's Golden Jubilee, and the area was renamed Jubilee Green at this same time.
Residents should note that dogs are not permitted within the area, and that the play equipment is intended for use by children under 12 years of age.
Requests by bona fide village groups wishing to organise events in the Play Area should be made in writing to the Clerk. At least a month's notice is required. It is not possible to hold a closed event of any kind i.e. at no time can uninvited members of the public be prevented from entering the ground, and organisers must demonstrate that they have obtained adequate insurance cover for their function. The Parish Council will consider each request on its merit, and if permission is given a number of other conditions may be attached.
Polwell Road Play Area
Polwell Road Play Area is part of the Kibworth Meadows housing development. It is currently managed and maintained by David Wilson Homes.