Lostwithiel project leads the vote in Community South West contest
A Lostwithiel community project is currently joint leader on a list of over 40 similar ventures vying for a £1500 prize offered by the Community South-West campaign.
'Lost in Play', a group dedicated to ensuring the play areas of Lostwithiel are a safe and fun environment for the children of the town to enjoy, are currently neck and neck in the race for the prize.
With a see-saw and slide on the King George V playing fields due to be removed after being deemed unsafe, the group are hoping to raise funds to ensure the town's youngsters don't lose access to a playground entirely.
They already have a commitment from the town council to put some money into the project but the funds from winning the Community South-West competition would be a huge bonus.
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The Community South-West campaign was launched in Lostwithiel on February 28 and looks to both promote, and actively encourage, the spirit of community in towns throughout the region.
The contest for the £1500 investment comes as a part of this, Cornish Mutual run, campaign.
Alan Goddard, Cornish Mutual's managing director, said: "We are asking people to share their stories, nominate their community and tell us how they would use the prize for a local event, cause or project.
"The campaign is about highlighting those great examples of community spirit in action and the people, schools, churches and other organisations and groups behind active and successful communities."
'Lost in Play' currently shares 23% of the vote with Constantine's 'JuMP play park regeneration'.
A Helston community garden and Penzance based Penwith Community Radio are the nearest competitors with 14% and 10% respectively.
Voting closes on April 12, after which a panel of judges will draw up a shortlist of three finalists from each of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.
A further public vote throughout the South-West will then take place between May 3 and June 14, with the overall winning project announced on June 21.
Visit www.communitysouthwest.co.uk/vote/ to cast your vote.