Play team celebrating
VOLUNTEERS at Lostwithiel's Lost in Play community group are celebrating the completion of phase one of their plan to see two new playgrounds built in the town.
The group has raised close to £18,000 through grants, donations and fundraising activities over the past 12 months.
The money, in addition to funds allocated to the play areas by the Lostwithiel Town Council, means that improvement works are likely to commence in the spring.
"We are now at a point where the town council can start the tender process for a new playground to be built in Coulson Park,'' said Lost In Play chairperson, Rebecca Bettin.
"We have had a few different plans made up and are getting some great ideas, so it is very exciting to see the new park come closer to being a reality.
"We are really grateful to the community for their support and to the town council and mayor Gill Parsons who we've worked closely with to achieve this.''
Phase two of the project will see scheme supporters try to raise almost £90,000 to improve the play area in the town's King George V playing Field.
"We've really got some momentum going now, but we'd love to see some new faces on the committee to help us take on the improvement of the larger, more urban playground and make it something the town can really be proud of,'' said Ms Bettin.
Members of Lost In Play are hosting an open meeting to unveil the current plans and ideas for Coulson Park and to celebrate the group's success so far.
The meeting is open to the public and will take place on Thursday, November 7 at 7pm in the Platform Room at Lostwithiel Station. Phone 07714 170382 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.