Good news: the much-loved children’s playground in Walnut Road Mere has re-opened with lots of new equipment.
The improvements made by Mere Town Council, have been made possible in part through a grant from The Hills Group Limited and made available through the Landfill Communities Fund which is administered for Hills by Community First, the Rural Community Council for Wiltshire.
Contractors Kompan have replaced all the old equipment with new apparatus that is interesting and most importantly fun!
The park was officially re-opened with a tea party on Thursday 22nd June by Libby Raynes, a year 5 pupil at Mere Primary School and Kathryn Lamb. Libby being the winner of a competition to design a new sign for the park, whilst children’s author and illustrator Kathryn chose the winning design.
The opening ceremony was followed by a tea party thanks to the Walnut Tree Hotel.
Mere Town Council has overseen the work. Project Co-ordinator Roger Pipe thanked Hills Group, Wiltshire Community First and the Duchy of Cornwall for their support of the project, and of course the Walnut Tree for supplying the splendid tea!
The picture is of Libby Raynes from Mere Primary School and children’s author Kathryn Lamb re-opening the park.