The play equipment outside Midsomer Norton leisure centre is approaching 15 years old. Despite our best efforts and considerable cost in maintaining and repairing it, most of the wooden equipment is now beyond repair!

Regrettably, following the last RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) inspection, we’ve had to decommission the large play tower and zip wire as the supporting structures are now rotten and unsafe.

We are committed to providing an engaging space that encourages more people to spend time outdoors. However, initial quotes suggest we need £100,000 – £120,000! Unfortunately, we are unable to fund this ourselves!

As a not-for-profit charitable Trust, 100% of any surpluses are reinvested in our facilities. Since 2015, we have invested over £25,000 in maintaining the play area and skate park.

Our stage 1 Lottery application has now been submitted (July 2022). To improve our chance of success, we need to demonstrate an element of match funding, typically 40% –  50% of the total cost. We’ve been able to secure £30,000 from BANES Council via their CIL fund, but we need to raise a further £10,000 to achieve our £40,000 match funding target.

Please visit our Just Giving page to donate or for more details.

Click here to view the results of our community survey.

We will post further updates regarding the progress of our application here.

 

 

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