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The Play Council Committe opened the new Play Area over the two days of the Open Gardens Weekend Open Gardes Weekend (August 30 & 31st 2009) with a range of various activities and facilities including the cutting of the tape and the declared opening of this new vastly improved Play Area, a Punch & Judy show and finally on the Monday afternoon the spectacular release of 500 balloons. It is also worth a mention that the committee were deservedly blessed by virtually perfect weather - it always helps!
This very brief report does not attempt to describe these new facilities that are now available to the extremely lucky children of Walsham, to really appreciate the sheer scale of this newly enhanced area you must make the effort to visit the site and see for yourself what has been achieved. And you will then begin to appreciate the effort that has been made over the last few months by the extremely enthusiastic and dedicated committee. Meanwhile, and for visitors to this site who are living out of the immediate area there are here displayed a few photographs taken over those exciting couple of days.
The existing Play Council has developed from the original Youth Forum which did such great work transforming the Millenium Village Appraisal into action. Local children were asked what they wanted in Walsham and then after successful grant applications, their first priorities, ie. the Skatepark and MUGA were built.
As with all community committees, a constant flow of new members to take over the hard work and keep things rolling is needed. This is especially the case when looking at facilities for the children, families grow and move on, consequently during 2009 the new committee of young parents was formed and...
The £50,000 Playbuilder grant gave another vital shot of funds and with the enthusiasm of the new committee the youngsters were provided with the new constructive play opportunities briefly outlined above.
|Vice Chair||Mia Witham|