Bulwark play area officially open

Falmouth Packet: Deputy mayor Mike Thomas and residents' group chairman Julia Eddy cut the ribbon to open the play area Deputy mayor Mike Thomas and residents' group chairman Julia Eddy cut the ribbon to open the play area

Christmas came early for youngsters on Helston’s Bulwark Estate when a long dreamed of play park officially opened.

A large number of children, parents and representatives of organisations that made the project a reality gathered next to the play equipment for the launch ceremony.

Deputy mayor Mike Thomas, who is chairman of the town council’s play and young people committee, together with Julia Eddy, chairman of the Friends and Residents of Bulwark Group, cut the ribbon while children watched from the equipment overhead.

This was followed by cake and drinks, with craft activities provided by the National Trust.

Thanking the residents of the estate for their support during the “long |journey” to get the park opened, Mrs Eddy said: “We look to them now and especially the children of the estate.

“This park is here for you to use and enjoy and we would like you to be able to do so for a long time to come. We are sure you will treat it with respect and look after it carefully.”

She also gave a “massive thank you” to Cornwall Neighbourhoods 4 Change, the Gwelmeneth Residents’ Association, Sanctuary Housing, community network managers Charlotte Chadwick and Maxine Hardy, Helston’s police community support officers, the National Trust, officers at Cornwall Council, the Downsland Trust, Nansloe Academy and Helston Children’s Centre, Proludic, town warden Craig Bowcutt, Helston’s Cornwall and town councillors, including Andy Wallis, Nicola Boase and Justine Hornsby, plus the town’s media, including the Helston Packet, for the support given since the beginning.

A special mention was made to both SITA – with representative Wendy Reading attending and giving a plaque to put up next to the equipment – for giving a large proportion of the £36,000 raised, together with Helston Town Council for taking over the project management, overseeing the park installation and taking over the |maintenance going forward.

Speaking after the event, Mrs Eddy said the park had been well used ever since its installation, adding: “The first day, prior to the official opening, there were so many children there – they were just so excited about it. People just seem to be loving it.”

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1:30pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

This is great because it not only provides a fantastic facility for parents and children but it additionally enhances the look of the whole surrounding area. It shows there is pride in the estate and credit should go to all those that worked to achieve it.
This is great because it not only provides a fantastic facility for parents and children but it additionally enhances the look of the whole surrounding area. It shows there is pride in the estate and credit should go to all those that worked to achieve it. Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:05pm Sun 8 Dec 13

josephjones says...

Well done to all involved, and thank goodness you saw off the stupid objection from Loyla whatshername.
Well done to all involved, and thank goodness you saw off the stupid objection from Loyla whatshername. josephjones

11:51pm Sun 8 Dec 13

PR Helston says...

And guess which Cllr josephjones helped them get a huge grant for the play park, yes Cllr Wallis, the same Cllr you called a stupid looking loser on the article about the cancer charity fundraiser and obviously upset people I think by what you said, so next time you shout your ignorant childish mouth off maybe you might realise the only loser is you.
And guess which Cllr josephjones helped them get a huge grant for the play park, yes Cllr Wallis, the same Cllr you called a stupid looking loser on the article about the cancer charity fundraiser and obviously upset people I think by what you said, so next time you shout your ignorant childish mouth off maybe you might realise the only loser is you. PR Helston

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