Butcher’s Field


The COVID-19 virus can survive for a few days on hard surfaces so we have put in place the following:


WE ADVISE the following:

Children under 14 only. To be supervised by an adult family member

No more than 3 family groups on the field at one time and only one family group on each piece of equipment

A minimum 2 metre distance from other users outside your family group

At busy times, please limit use to 30 minutes if others are waiting.

Use of hand sanitiser gel or wipes is advised before and after using the equipment

Do not touch faces and eyes.

Consumption of food and drink within play areas is not permitted, but is allowed elsewhere on the field

Please clear up spillages and use the bins or take all litter home

Be Aware and Be Safe.

Great Glemham Parish Council 12/7/20

Image of children playingButcher’s Field Open Space lies behind Great Glemham Village Hall, and is reached via a footbridge at the back of the car park. It’s a place for everyone in the community to enjoy. There are now swings, a trim trail and picnic tables on the field, and exciting plans for a video project and willow tunnel planting soon.

The field was opened to the public in Spring 2010, as part of the Higher level Stewardship scheme operated by Great Glemham Farms. That first summer access was by Street Farm Drive, until the footbridge was erected in September 2010. During the winter lots of people helped to plant hedges and trees at two very successful work parties. In March 2011 the small willow dome was planted, and in April we celebrated with a Royal Wedding Barbecue on the field.

During 2012 there were two more work parties, an Easter egg hunt, a picnic and finally the construction of an insect house in October. Behind the scenes the Friends of Butcher’s Field group was formed and they worked hard to secure funding from the Community Spaces (Big Lottery) Fund. More negotiation was needed to secure planning permission, but early in 2013 the swings, trim trail and picnic tables were installed and are now being put to good use.

Tree planting February 2011

Willow dome construction

Royal Wedding Barbecue

Building the insect house