Partnership working is child’s play!

    Partnership working is child’s play!

    Partnership working is child’s play!

    Tuesday 28 October 2014

    Grass roots partnership working has resulted in the provision of exciting new play equipment to keep younger ones active and enjoying a new world of play in Minehead.

    The new kit at Culvercliffe play area, at the end of the harbour in Minehead has come about as a result of three local authorities, Minehead Town Council, Somerset County Council and West Somerset Council working together to pool resources and funding to deliver exciting new play experiences a nest swing, a dish roundabout, stepping pods and an orchard tangle trail. 

    The project has been made possible through financial support from Minehead Town Council (£1,000), Cllr Terry Venner’s funding from the Somerset County Council Health & Wellbeing Scheme (£500) and developer planning obligation contributions (£6,250).

    The play area, open to all and free of charge, is maintained by Minehead Town Council on behalf of West Somerset Council. 

    Cllr David Westcott, Lead Member for Community and Customers, said: “We are grateful to Minehead Town Council for their management of the play area, the newly installed equipment will be a great asset to our local community.” 

    Cllr Les Smith, Mayor of Minehead, added:  “I am delighted that the new play area has been so well received by local children and play groups.”

    Cllr Terry Venner, Somerset County Council member for Minehead, said:  “It is great to have this new equipment installed ready for the half term holidays, so that families can get out and be active in this glorious location, next to the sea.”


    Note: Attached is a picture of the three councillors enjoying a sneak preview of the new play equipment. Left to right are: Cllr Les Smith, Cllr David Westcott and Cllr Terry Venner.


    Debbie Rundle, on behalf of West Somerset Council, 01823 356407 or 07795 246605 email