Vigo Parish Council


Vigo Parish Council

Phone: 01732 823337  

E-mail: vigoparishcouncil@talktalkbusiness.net

A Play park for ALL Village Children

Official Opening   

The long-awaited opening of the refurbished Play Park finally took place on Sunday 27th May.  


The larger and more open play park, with a picnic area and play equipment that is suitable for children of all ages and abilities swung open its doors just after 1.00pm and was rapidly filled by the eager young residents of Vigo.  They were all keen to try out the new equipment and to reuse their favourite old equipment, which had been out of use for many months.

The zip wire also proved a very popular addition to the play equipment, being in constant use for the rest of the day.


The Deputy Mayor of Gravesham, Councillor Lesley Boycott was there to cut the ribbon and officially open the park.  Several children were in attendance to help her with this task, with their parents and other Vigonians there to witness this momentous event.  

We were also pleased to welcome Bryan Sweetland (our Kent County Councillor), along with Janet Jones and Alan White (Vigo Youth and Community) who had contributed funds to the project.  We should also say a thank you to Awards4All (part of The Big Lottery Fund) which had also provided us with a sizeable grant.

Jo Glass, our Clerk had made special Vigo cupcakes for all the children and there were more than enough for the adults too.

The weather kind to us and the sun shone all day - the predicted thunderstorms never arrived!

A great time was had be all.