PlayBoxes in Winsford Town Park, installed and launched just three weeks ago by Active Cheshire and Winsford Town Council, have been broken into, stopping the fun for everyone! The boxes – designed to encourage local families and residents to play together in the newly refurbished park – were stocked with fun games and activities and are accessed by going online to get the unlock code. We’re calling on the community to respond to the selfishness of a few to get the PlayBoxes up and running again! 

In order to get the PlayBoxes back in action, Active Cheshire is calling on all local residents of the community in Winsford to donate any new outdoor active toys they can; so the boxes can achieve their purpose to get families and friends moving more in their local parks, once again. 

Before the PlayBoxes had been vandalised Active Cheshire received great feedback on the project from local residents using the boxes, quoting “This is such an amazing idea! Was lovely to able to use the toys on offer. My toddlers loved playing with the footballs after forgetting our own.” 

CEO Anne Boyd, from Active Cheshire said “We received incredible feedback from local residents who use these PlayBoxes.  

Obviously, we are disappointed about what has happened to those PlayBoxes in Winsford Town Park. But, we’re staying positive as we know what a great community Winsford is – we will all come together to get the PlayBoxes back up and running.” 

They have been designed to help increase the use of parks across Cheshire West and Chester. PlayBoxes are made to activate the green spaces and encourage residents to do more physical activity in their day, generating future benefits to their physical, mental, and social well-being. So everybody can share and play together. 

This project was funded by Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of Peoples Post Code Lottery who are always looking for opportunities to support towns and communities. PostCode Community Trust believe in creating benefits for communities for their physical and mental well-being. 

Active Cheshire are the lead body for physical activity and sport in Cheshire & Warrington. 

If you wish to donate toys or equipment to the PlayBox you can do so by contacting support@activecheshire.org