22 May We’re back open but things are a little different
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We are delighted park and playgrounds are now open again for our local community, 7 days a week. See below for the latest information on the park, sports pitches and our services.
Park, playground and sports facilities
We are now open seven days a week, from 10am-6pm.
We’re delighted to inform you that the sports pitches are open in line with government guidance and the FA’s guidelines for safely opening sports facilities and venues.
The pitches are available for bookings and can be done so online via Playfinder who manage our bookings either via phone 0333 300 3477 or through their website: https://www.playfinder.com/london/venue/coram-s-fields
Freeplay is available for various age groups and you can find more information via the following link: https://www.coramsfields.org/sport-facility-hire/
In addition, to ensure the safety of our park visitors there will be a strict enforcement of adults only being allowed to enter the pitches via the back gate on Brunswick Square unless they are accompanying a young person under the age of 16.
- Our changing rooms remain closed until further notice.
- Toilets are fully open.
Our café is now open Tuesdays – Sundays, 10am to park closing. Sundays from 9.30am to park closing.
The park and sports pitches are open with strict government restrictions around social distancing still in place, the park will look and feel very different..
- All toilets are open.
- Visitors are asked to kindly take all of their litter away with them.
- Please use the hand sanitiser available across the site.
- Our paddling pool is currently closed until further notice.
Access to the park and sports areas will be restricted based on current government guidelines https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing#meeting-family-and-friends – please check for updates before visiting and to avoid being refused entry.
On the 15th June, we were able to open our Nursery doors once again and it was great to see some of the children after such a long period of closure. For full updates, or to enquire about a place, contact our Head of Early Years, Carole Perry – firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of School Club
This summer, we successfully operated a Play Scheme which recently ended operating in three bubbles. Priority was given to those referred through Camden and key workers.
We will be delivering an after school programme from the 14th September and are working on our plans for this. If you do have a query or are interested in registering for a space please contact OSC Manager Kate Gardner – email@example.com.
Despite not being able to open our Youth Centre over the last three months, our youth work team have been working to ensure that our young people don’t miss out on vital support, through a weekly programme of virtual activities. With our centre unlikely to be able to reopen its doors until September, for now we’ll be taking our support directly to the young people on estates and popular hang outs across the local area. Thanks to the Youth Music Trust, our youth workers will be kitted out with an outreach bike and trailer full of music recording equipment, enabling young people to produce and edit music and videos without having to come to the centre. For further details, contact Youth Programme Manager Daniel Jourdan firstname.lastname@example.org
With strict guidelines still in place for community sports, we think it’s going to be a little while until we’re able to start our Sports Programme up again. To make sure that our young people are not missing out, our sports team will be teaming up with our Youth Work team, to provide virtual sporting activities between now and the summer holidays. From July, our sports team will also be working alongside our youth team to deliver a programme of local outreach, providing one to one and small group sessions for young people. For further details, contact Sports Development Officer Meghann McKeever on email@example.com or our Head of Youth and Sports, Naz Deen on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all those that have supported us!
As many of you will know, the closure of Coram’s Fields resulted in a huge loss of income for the charity, and left us facing an uncertain future. In April, we launched an Emergency Appeal to support our efforts to keep Coram’s Fields open and to ensure that the vital support that we provide for local families, continues into the future.
The response from the community through this time has been nothing short of phenomenal, with over 800 individuals donating and taking on challenges to help us reach our £50,000 fundraising target. However, as we begin to reopen the park, we simply can’t afford to be complacent. To those that have already supported us, thank you so much!
For those that haven’t yet done so, we still really need your support – please consider making a donation or taking on a fundraising challenge to help our efforts: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SaveCoramsFieldsDonate now
Many thanks for your patience and support during this time and we look forward to welcoming you back in the weeks ahead.
The team at Coram’s Fields