The Parish Field situated behind the Village Hall and Primary School.
Kentisbury Play Area.
On 20 October 2014, the long awaited Play Area was officially opened, attended by District Councillor Malcolm Wilkinson, then Chairman of North Devon Council, other Councillors and many parishioners from Kentisbury including children who had been eagerly awaiting this day for a long time.
From the outset, the children had been involved in the type of equipment they wanted which would not have been possible without funding by way of a Section 106 Agreement from North Devon Council in connection with an affordable home development near Ruxfield.
Other grants included money from the TAP (Town and Parish) Fund and District Councillor Grants.
The play equipment was supplied by Playdale from Cumbria, comprising a Team Swing, Jungle Climber and Little Hamlets Tottlebank.
Since the installation, which is inspected on an annual basis by The Play Inspection Company, the area has been fenced to prevent damage and manure from the sheep who occupy the majority of the field.
In addition, with funding from the National Lottery Awards for All scheme, six pieces of sensory musical instruments have been installed within the Play Area to enhance the play experience, not only by children using the Play Area but by pupils of the adjacent Primary School who use the area as an outside classroom in connection with their curriculum activities.
It was possible to create this facility with a grant from the Forestry Commission and funding for fencing from County Councillor Mrs Andrea Davis’s Locality Grant allocation.
A variety of trees suitable for the area were chosen and planted early in 2012 at a very cold time but they have since flourished and outgrown their protective tubes. Although the woodland does not yet provide shade, it is becoming more established as the years pass and is especially popular with the pupils of the Primary School who use the area for their Forest School activities.
Rest of the Field.
A local farmer rents the grass for his sheep.