Earlier this year the leylandii that grew along-side the MUGA were removed and re-planted. Their roots were damaging the surface. The new planting has been selected to minimise damage and the size of the hedge will be constrained through regular trimming.

With the end of the bird nesting season, the Recreation Centre and the Tennis Club are now free to continue the work from the Northern entrance towards the Middle-Farm Close boundary. This is being done to avoid the current risk of damage to the tennis courts. First the existing hedge and trees will be removed before they are replaced by a mixed hedge of native species. As this matures, it is expected that this will enhance the appearance of this region at the heart of the village. The Chieveley Recreation Ground is grateful to the Parish Council for their support of this work.