Jacqui Rice

Jacqui Rice

Hi, I’m Jacqui , I live on Lye Green Road and I am the Co-Chair of the Botley Playing Field Association. Apart from being involved in the BPFA, I am a mum to two cheeky young children and I run my own Occupational Psychology business.

I decided to get involved in the BPFA as I saw the passion and drive the Chair, Lauren, had for the playground project on our facebook group. At the time, she was doing a lot of the work herself and so I volunteered to help. Since I joined the committee, we have been so fortunate to get lots more support from the community and our committee has grown rapidly. It’s exciting to see things taking shape.

We are learning so much along the way on this journey – it’s definitely been a bumpy road so far and a big eye opener! I love the fact we are involving the community in the process, including ideas for the play park design. The more we all put in together, the better it will be. I love the fact the community want a trampoline, I know my kids will love this!

If you are reading this and want to help, that would be amazing! It doesn’t matter if you can only donate one hour of your time. Or just keep in touch with our progress on facebook, through our leaflet drops, our meetings and our website. Thanks!

Monday, 13 June 2016 16:36

We did it!

The playground is now open! We had an amazing launch party in May and now it is open for the community to use.


A huge thank you to all involved, including our sponsors and Chesham Town Council. And to our volunteers - you have been amazing.


Any questions or queries should be directed to Chesham Town Council

Monday, 13 June 2016 16:31

We did it!

Wow, it was hard work but after raising £66,000, the playground was opened in May and is now open to the public to enjoy.


Congratulations to all those involved who did a fantastic job - the playground just shows what volunteers can do!

Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:52


Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:51


Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:41

The new equipment

Here's pictures of some of the new equipment...more to follow

Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:34

The equipment has been ordered!

The equipment has now all been ordered and we are anticipating that installation will take place in April 2016.


We have provisionally set a grand opening date on 21st May between 2pm and 4pm. Watch this space!



Tuesday, 03 November 2015 11:43

Christmas Collection at Ley Hill School

A special thanks must go to Ley Hill school. Every year, they have a collection at their Christmas show, and this year they chose us!


In total, the school raised £770 towards the playground :)

Thursday, 10 September 2015 21:19

Thai Evening - Tuesday 3rd November

The thai evening is a sell out - we will post pictures and updates after the event!


Special thanks for raffle prize donations must go to:


Umar at Ahead Tuition who has donated a £90 holiday camp voucher and a £50 tutoring workshop and educational courses voucher

Natalie at Natalie Greene at The B Club Massage And Beauty who has donated one of her amazing one hour massages 

Elizabeth McCarthy from McCarthy Photography who has donated a £50 photo shoot voucher including two free prints

Georgie Deyn who has donated a Crystal facial voucher 

Richard at the Drawing Room who has donated a £40 voucher for a party/gig night to include a meal for two and a night's entertainment

The Crown at Ley Hill who has donated a £25 voucher

Caroline at Hartbeeps who has donated a half term of baby/toddler classes 

Elle at Halcyon Casts who has donated a £50 voucher towards a foot or hand cast

Delicious fudge and sweets from Colleen at Truly Scrumptious in Chesham

Kiddikicks Midbucks who has donated a voucher for three football sessions

Plus amazing contributions of champagne, chocolate and gift vouchers from our AMAZING supporters, including Margaret Waller, Helen Shaddock and Valerie Jack.



Wondering what to do on the evening of Wednesday 16th December 2015?!

Wonder no more!

The BPFA have been selected to take Father Christmas on a tour around Chesham as part of The Rotary Christmas Float. 

This is a great opportunity to support not only us, but lots of amazing local causes. The money collected across all 10 nights will be split equally between the charities.

We are looking for 15 volunteers to help us on the night. Timings are to be confirmed, but it's likely to be between 6pm and 9pm.

Please call (07740 197680) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you would like to help. We promise to have a lot of fun and the children will love it too!


Thank you all for coming along to Georgie's dance show on Saturday 11th July. We had nearly 300 tickets sold which is fantastic! The raffle was also a huge hit and thank you to all the local businesses who gave generously.

A huge thank you to Georgie Deyn who so kindly selected us as her chosen good cause to donate the funds to. We know lots of children at her dance school will use the playground - not long to wait now :)

We can confirm we raised over £1000 at this event. 



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