We need your help to finish transforming the Lanstephan Area Play Park!
The story so far
The local community around Lanstephan have been working together for the last three years to improve an area of waste land within our estate to provide a safe and pleasant place for children to play and for residents to meet. We have already transformed the area by resurfacing the park, providing new fencing, a nest swing and a central play tower with slide. In addition we have providing benches and tables, four tree planters and four shrub planters. The community also helped paint two murals on the back wall. At the moment there is no play equipment for toddlers and it is felt the see saw will really make a difference. Parents and toddlers will be able to come to the park and there will be something for the little ones to play on.
Why we need you help
We are nearly there in transforming the Lanstephan Area Play Park. The last item we want to place in the park is a small see saw for toddlers. We have chosen a bumble bee see saw which the children will love. However, we need to raise a bit more money to get this installed. We are sure you will agree this will enhance the area and provide fun for the younger children.
We have already raised the majority of the funds needed to provide the see saw but we need one final amount of £500 which will allow the land to be levelled for the see saw to be installed and provide safe play.
We are a community group formed within our estate in Launceston, Cornwall. We formed three years go with the aim of improving a waste area within our estate by turning it into a community space/play park for all the residents to enjoy. We have worked closely with Cornwall Council (the original landowners) and Launceston Town Council (the new owners) with a view to establishing this area as a play park. The area was designated as being deprived and it was felt by improving the disused space it would provide a space for adults and children to meet and enjoy the new environment.
We have received full support from Launceston Town Council and Cornwall Council.
Adam Paynter, Leader of Cornwall Council, said in August 2017 "It's been fantastic to have been involved in the landstephan Area Play Park's development and transformation."
Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council cabinet member for Neighbourhoods also said "The park is an impressive example of what can be achieved by a determined group and a proactive town council to secure the best long-term local custodians of an open space that is greatly valued by the local community. I commend their innovative approach."
John Harris, Launceston Town Councillor, said in a letter to The Post and weekly News on 10th August, 2017 "I am writing in praise of a remarkable achievement by a few remarkable woman. the ladies of the Lanstephan Play Park Committee have for the past few years battled to bring to this part of our town a facility for which it has been crying out for since the estate was built."
We hope you will pledge and help to make our park a great place for little ones to play!