The Chantry Meadow Play Area Community Project is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when local residents take action. Over the past few months, Kirsty, an Alphington resident, has been working alongside myself, Exeter City Council, local councillors and local businesses to take action to improve the local play area at Chantry Meadow Play Area.
You can follow the progress on the Chantry Meadow Play Area Community Project Facebook Page.
Kirsty started a successful community Facebook fundraiser which has raised over £750. Thank you to everyone who donated.
We were able to successfully apply for a grant from the Norman Family Trust and the Local Alphington Councillors supported the project with a ward grant.
Through the generosity of local business, Brewers (Alphington, who have donated all the paint and equipment, this has enabled all the fundraising to stretch a little further and will fund an additional piece of equipment for the park.
The council have finished the cleaning, repaint and repair of the existing equipment. They have installed safety flooring around the items and the beloved motorbike rocker has been fixed and returned.
The Park also has a brilliant new mud kitchen!
The next step is to sand and repaint the metal railings around the park to finish the park refurbishment and we are looking for volunteers on our Community PaintDay (Sunday 27th June 2021- weather permitting). If you would like to volunteer, please get in touch at email@example.com.
Claire Porter (Alphington CB)