Tinsley Playing Field

Map showing location of Tinsley Field

Photo by M. Ashcroft

Map of Tinsley Field, West Deeping

  • The Tinsley Playing Field was given to the village by the Tinsley family in 2002.
  • It is administered by the Parish Council on behalf of West Deeping Charities.
  • To enquire about use of the field for events, including car-parking, contact the Parish Clerk. 

 In Autumn 2002 the West Deeping Jubilee Committee installed a seat and planted daffodils.

Conservation Area

Two oak trees have been planted - to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee in June 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

More than 35 species of wildflower have been recorded.  Some wildflowers have appeared naturally, particularly ladies' smock. Others have been planted, with the help of children from the village.  Willow logs provide habitats for insects and small mammals.  If you walk round the meadow part of the field you will see butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.  The heron is a regular visitor.

The long grass is mown once a year; then the Conservation group rakes and removes it.  This is a backbreaking task, though pleasant enough if the weather is fine and a useful number of volunteers can be conscripted.

J. Stowe