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Bourne mums step in to perk up the Wellhead play area

Bourne2Play trustees Emma Woollard-Grouse and Claire Carter, chairman Anna Rogers and treasurer Paula Brett EMN-140520-142401001

Bourne2Play trustees Emma Woollard-Grouse and Claire Carter, chairman Anna Rogers and treasurer Paula Brett EMN-140520-142401001

 

Concerned parents have formed a community group to try to raise thousands of pounds needed to revamp a play area.

Six mums have set up Bourne2Play to do something about the state of the play area on the Wellhead in Bourne.

They originally set up a petition calling on South Kesteven District Council to invest in new equipment.

The council spent more than £2,000 to repair sections of the play area. But the mums soon realised if they wanted significant upgrades they would have to act themselves.

Chairman Anna Rogers, who has three children aged seven, five and three, said: “Since we met with the district council at the park in April we have already seen many improvements made - holes in fences fixed, two sets of missing swings have been replaced, rocking horse returned, maintenance gate secured, four-way rocker fixed and grass mown.

“This is great for now, but some of the play equipment is very old – the frame for the large swing set has been there 38 years and the large climbing frame about 21 years.

“We can only patch it up for so long. We want to achieve something even better for Bourne, a really great play area that reflects Bourne as a great place to live. The Wellhead Park is beautiful, but the play area could be so much better and made something that the whole community can enjoy.”

The group is working with the district and town councils, Bourne United Charities and Bourne Round Table. They will have a stall at Bourne Festival next weekend and hope to speak to as many parents as possible about their plans.

 

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