About Three Acres!

Three Acres began life over 40 years ago as part of the local authority's play provision. Having been part of Camden Council's play & youth service, the organisation became a voluntary organisation and company limited by guarantee in 1992.

The organisation's name reflects the size of the site, which includes the play centre, an adventure play area, five-a-side football pitch and tennis court. A second building was added ten years ago. Since becoming a voluntary organisation, we have provided reliable, safe play activities that serve the local community of Belsize Park and Chalk Farm and wider areas

In 2011 we formed a partnership with CFBL the new French school located in Holmes Rd and through this partnership we now have an excellent astro pitch that we are able to generate additional income from by hiring it out at weekends and in the evenings.

In 2012 In order to strengthen our position, 3 Acres formed a Consortium with three other Voluntary Sector play centres in Camden who started off life at around the same time and have very similar backgrounds and share the same ethos and commitment that 3 Acres does.

The centres   involved are: Plot 10 Community Play Project, The Winchester Project, Three Acres Community Play Project and Talacre Play centre. The Managers of all the centres worked relentlessly for months in order to produce a brilliant bid and were successful in our application and secured 3 year funding from Camden.

 

The Consortium goes by the name of “ADVENTURE PLAY 4 ALL”

We aim to support each other and share good practice and experiences as well as sharing resourses and writing joint bids.

 

Achievements of 2011-2013

  • We managed to secure funding for the next three years
  • We entered a Consortium with The Winch, Plot 10 and Talacre
  • Started a new pick up service from Fleet school
  • Increased the numbers of children attending the after school club
  • An Increase in referrals from Social Services and in children attending with disabilities/medical conditions/special needs.
  • Continued in our strong links in the community
  • A successful Ofsted inspection in May 2012 with overall good to outstanding results.
  • Throughout all our work staff are committed to supporting all our users and will continue to offer advice, help with issues that may arise and be there for all those that attend
  • A brand new logo