Celebrations as new Berrow play area is opened
corks were popping in Berrow on Friday afternoon (July 16th) when
Burnham-On-Sea's former MP officially opened the village's newly
refurbished play area.
Heathcoat-Amory led the celebration on Berrow Village Green, as
pictured here, for the new facilities, which were funded by a
£50,000 National Lottery grant through The People's Millions,
a TV funding competition run by The Big Lottery Fund and ITV.
Parish Council, who oversaw the project to build the new play
area, also received a £15,000 grant from Viridor Credits
Environmental Company through its Landfill Communities Fund and
smaller grants were also obtained from Sedgemoor District Council,
Somerset County Council, Burnham Without Parish Council and Berrow
Parish Council Chairman Jenny Bentley told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We are all thrilled and delighted with our new play facilities.
We have already seen them being put to good use."
our hopes have been fulfilled as we see people of all ages coming
out to play, and we give our heartfelt thanks for the thousands
of votes received for us to win The People's Millions bid and
also to all our other funders."
Heathcoat-Amory, who was a supporter of the new play area and
had said he would like to attend the opening when he visited the
village earlier in the year, said he was "honoured"
to be invited along to Friday's opening.
who attended included Jane Moreton, Chair of Sedgemoor District
Council, and local councillors Bob Filmer and Alan Ham. The Mayor
and Mayoress of Burnham and Highbridge, Michael and Maria Clarke,
were also invited along.