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PUBLIC MEETING FOR KIMBERLEY PARK GARDENS PLAY AREA - 11AM SATURDAY 23RD JANUARY

January 21, 2010 1:27 PM

A community group in Falmouth campaigning to improve play provision in Kimberly Park Gardens are holding a public meeting this Saturday. Kimberly Park Community Group was set up last year on the back of Terrye Teverson's Playground Campaign which received an influx of complaints about the state of play equipment in Falmouth's main park. The group now has an initial proposal on how to develop the project from Groundwork South West.

"Originally we met with residents and parents in the park, and now we have a proposal for how the project should move forward from Groundwork South West," Mrs Teverson, Prospective MP for Truro and Falmouth explained.

"With a group like Groundwork South West involved Falmouth has a real opportunity to get funding to create an amazing space for children in Kimberly Park Gardens - something which is clearly lacking at the moment."

Groundwork South West helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects and live and work in a greener way. Polly Gilbert, one of Groundwork South West's Project Managers attended the last Kimberly Park Community Group meeting in December and offered to help. She has since developed the initial proposal which will be discussed at the public meeting on Saturday.

"Groundwork South West would be able to help the project at every stage of the process whether that be applying for funding, drawing up design ideas or co-ordinating with contractors. The whole process is very community led and can only be given funding with the support and involvement of local people - so the next stage is to arrange a consultation process with residents, children and community groups with an interest in the park and the town." Mrs Teverson added.

The public meeting will be held at the Broadmead Hotel on Kimberley Park Road at 11am. Everyone who is interested in the future of the play area in Kimberley Park is welcome.

If you are interested in getting involved in the project please contact Tonie Chatterton on 01326 312828 or email Lucy Jones on lejones100@hotmail.com.