The village of Guston had no recreation facility available for children, except a swing and a see-saw.
When Fields in Trust regional manager Terry Housden first visited the site, he was astonished to see children playing football on a grass verge next to what could be a dangerous road.
This led to the Parish Council purchasing an acre of agricultural land from a local farmer, so they could turn it into a recreation ground for use by the entire community.
Through Fields in Trust’s Diamond Jubilee legacy program, the QEII Fields Challenge, the parish have protected their space for future generations to enjoy. They’ve also been able to get key funding through Fields in Trust to help their dream of a new recreation facility come to life.
|Guston Green pre QEII
||Guston Green after QEII
On Saturday 30 March 2013, The Lady Pender opened the new ‘Guston Green’. She commented:
“It truly is a triumph and a brilliant showcase for what a QEII Field should look like; and a shining example of how the program can unite the whole community”