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Opening of £37,000 Helston Bulwark Road playground

By WBGraeme  |  Posted: November 15, 2013

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Children from Bulwark Road in Helston who helped design the new playground

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THE new playground at Bulwark Road in Helston will be officially opened at noon on November 30.

There will be face painting, and arts & crafts activities on offer after the ribbon is cut.

The Bulwark Residents Group has worked tirelessly since its inception in 2010 raising funds and seeking grants.

The residents have been working closely with Helston Town Council, which has now taken over the management of the site from Cornwall Council and will be responsible for its on-going maintenance.

Julia Eddy, chairwoman of the Bulwark Residents Group, said: “We are so grateful to all the organisations that have contributed to this project.

Special thanks must go to the young people of the estate for their fund-raising activities and to SITA Cornwall Trust for its grant of £30,000 out of the total £37,042 project cost.

“The residents on the estate have shown extreme dedication to this project over the past three years and we are delighted that all the hard work has paid off.

“We look forward to the official opening and celebrating our achievement.”

Town mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby said: “This project goes to show that a group of residents who want to make a positive change can come together and really make a difference.”

Deputy mayor Mike Thomas, who is also chairman of the town council’s Play & Young People Committee, added: “The residents of Bulwark should be extremely proud of what they have achieved.”

The residents group raised £1,850, including contributions from the West Briton and Cornwall Councillor Wallis’ Community Chest. SITA Cornwall Trust contributed £30,000, Helston Town Council gave £2,192, Helston Downsland Charity £2,000, Sanctuary Group £1,000 and Cornwall Council replaced the wire fencing.

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