In a recent round of funding the Coastal Recycling Community Fund awarded £24,974 to help transform a derelict space in Westward Ho! in to a play area for the local community.

The piece of land used to be a play area but sadly as equipment broke it was removed seeing the space slowly become vacant and of no use to local families. Once acquired by Northam Town Council they received requests from the local community to see it turned back in to a play area. The council listened and following positive feedback on proposed ideas the project was put in to action.

The play area was designed to be disability friendly, allowing parents and children to enjoy the space together. From an accessible roundabout, a basket swing, games on the fence line, a talking penguin bin and more the play area is already being enjoyed by the local community.

“With the support of the Coastal Recycling Community Fund this project provided an opportunity to bring people together and provide a safe place for children to play. It’s great to see the space transformed and more importantly being enjoyed by the local community, it has already received very positive feedback.” 

Jane Mills, Town Clerk, Northam Town Council 

Richard Marsh, Director, Coastal Recycling said:

“It’s always great to hear of the positive impact projects supported by the Coastal Recycling Community Fund are having on local communities. The investment in this space has transformed a derelict site in to a safe space that can be enjoyed by local families for many years to come.”

Keep your eyes peeled for the official opening of the play area over the coming months either on the Council website or the Facebook page.