The North Staffs Special Adventure Playground on Stanier Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme closed its doors at the end of December 2015 and the associated charity was wound up. This was a massive blow to the families and volunteers who had been so involved with the Playground and associated activities and fellowship over the years. Ex staff, volunteers, members and their families could not stand by and let all that they had shared disappear. So they came together to create ‘Our Space’, a new charity that aims to fill the gap created when the NSSAP closed.
Since December 2015, the playground has been locked up, unused and un-maintained and so lots more money and time is needed before the premises are fit for purpose again. The volunteers threw loads of time and energy into fund-raising activities and as a result were able to take on the lease from the Council for the site on Stanier Street.
In the meantime Our Space provide small club sessions from community centres but hope to reopen the premises on Stanier Street and eventually offer a wide variety of activities for all ages and disabilities.