Oxlease Play Area Official Opening

On Saturday 28th October the exciting new Oxlease play area on Cogges was officially opened as Mayor Chris Woodward cut the ribbon.


Residents of Cogges can now enjoy a new play area and outdoor gym in Oxlease. The joint project has been led by Witney Town Council with fundraising supported by the Cogges Meadow Park Community Group.

The equipment has been made possible by a £46,000 grant from WREN, as well as funding from Cottsway, Witney Lions, GW Bartington Will Trust Fund, Witney Round Table, Bruce Wake Charitable Trust, Bartlett Taylor Charitable Trust, Witney Town Hall Charities, Witney Lions, Greggs Environmental Fund, Witney Town Council, Waitrose and fundraising by the local community.

WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Cllr Suzanne Bartington, Witney Town Councillor and Chair of the Cogges Meadow Park Community Group believes the facility will make a huge difference to the lives of people living in the area. She said: “This play area and gym will provide a real boost to  the recreational opportunities for people of all ages in Cogges. It’s fantastic that WREN and other local charities, groups and individuals have supported us through grant awards and fundraising. We are delighted to see so many families and children already enjoying the new equipment“. 

Thanks to Witney TV for the photos and video footage