Gonna get us all connected....
 
Yes you read the title right!

We are pleased to announce that work on regenerating the Glasney playing field and BMX track can now start. Having passed through the final stage, Cornwall Council has agreed to release section 106 funding to pay for drainage work, repairs including improvements to the BMX track, improving the entrance to the site and new goalposts as well as clearing some of the encroaching shrubbery from around the field and along the footpaths.

As a group we are over the moon and excited about this announcement. After campaigning for so many years and doing the best we can in the surrounding valley in the meantime, there have been times we wondered if this would ever happen. The kids were really disappointed when the goal posts went and the track, although still heavily in use, needs some TLC. The drainage work is vital if we are ever going to improve and increase the recreational potential for everyone. At the moment it is only accessible for a few months of the year and that is shame given it is the town’s largest remaining open space. The whole area holds so many great memories for the older generation in the town and we hope this is a new start for the generations to follow.

Over the last three years we have worked on a number of projects that has seen the field and surrounding valley cleaned up and encouraged a decrease in fly-tipping, organised and run events throughout the year including the town’s annual May Day celebrations in the valley and have even featured alongside Trebah Gardens and St Michaels Mount on the BBC’s Glorious gardens from above programme. During this time we have gathered considerable feedback and survey responses from local people about what improvements and additions they would like to see made on the field. We will continue work with the town Council and the Cornwall Council to ensure these responses go some way in shaping the field for the future.

We will keep you posted!