This week has been so wet that it was surprising to see any work done at all, but doggedly all week vans have been arriving, squeezing into the park gates to deliver – crumbs! Actually the soft rubber crumbs are to cushion falls from the various bits of climbing fun. The climbing rocks are professionally designed to give young people an exciting time without terrifying their entourage with terrible tumbles. There will be falls, bruises, tears but that is what play is about.

The heart of the park

And, quietly, the open spaces are being brought to a tilth, ready to sow grass. The ground is warm and if the rain would let up, the place could be looking green in a couple of weeks.