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New path and facilities for St Mawes recreation ground

By West Briton  |  Posted: January 14, 2014

One of the mosaics used in the new path in St Mawes.

One of the mosaics used in the new path in St Mawes.

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A SERIES of colourful mosaics will decorate a new pathway through a Roseland recreation ground.

Community groups came up with designs for St Mawes recreation ground and brought them to life at special workshops.

It was organised by the St Mawes Recreation Ground Committee treasurer Dina Croft and involved groups from the playgroup to the Golden Age Club, the Sea Angling Club to the Bowling Group.

She came up with the idea after the current pathway was damaged by heavy rains earlier this year, making part of it unusable.

Mrs Croft said: "I have always loved the mosaics at the Eden Project, and thought that the new path would create the perfect opportunity to have one of our very own in St Mawes."

About 135 people took part in the fortnight of workshops run by artist Joanna Dewfall, and created 31 mosaics.

The project was made possible by a £25,000 grant from Sita Cornwall Trust, which will also help rebuild a new disabled-friendly pathway, replace the zip-wire and children's' swings.

The trust provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is available for community and environmental groups to carry out a range of improvement projects.

Recreation ground committee chairman Charlie Pridmore said he was delighted by the community's response.

Thanks to funding allocated to the project, colourful designs of boats, starfish, mermaids, gigs and even a pasty will decorate the new pathway.

Mr Pridmore said: "We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of everyone who took part in creating the mosaics. Everyone from the children to the older residents of the village really enjoyed coming together and creating something special that we can all enjoy for years to come."

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