The play space, funded by a Big Lottery grant and partners, including West Somerset Council, Somerset County Council, Magna and Minehead Town Council, opened in September last year.
It’s become a favourite in the seaside town with play equipment well used and youth clubs enjoying activities and taking part in community activities such as litter-picking and bulb planting.
Recently, the youth club run by Somerset Rural Youth Project (SRYP) hosted a ‘party in the park BBQ’ open to parents and local community. It was a great success and lots of fun with friends and neighbour gathering.
Youngsters had a great time in the play area while face-painting supplies were provided by local firm Snazaroo.
The community has more ideas in the pipeline - picnic tables and maybe 5-a-side football - and they would like to do more in the area so have formed a Friends of Cuckoo Meadow group – they are keen to have other local people join group to share ideas and make things happen.
Funding of equipment and the two youth clubs has been made possible thanks to members of local community working with local councils and other partners – and in particular Tracey Coles and Teresa Griffiths who remain important members of the steering group responsible for keeping the project on track.
Any local residents, businesses or groups interested in getting involved should speak to either Theresa, Tracey or leave their details with the leaders of either of the two clubs which usually meet at Sainsbury Hall on Thursday evening. Information is available on the Friends of Cuckoo Meadow Facebook page.
Debbie Rundle, on behalf of West Somerset Council,01984 635280 or 01823 356407 or 07714 759899 email firstname.lastname@example.org