Sunday, 15 November 2009

Council urges public to vote for Morfa ‘Spray and Play’

Carmarthenshire County Council is urging people to throw their weight behind a Llanelli community as it competes to win funding for a new splash play area.

Morfa Residents and Tenants Association have been whittled down to the final eight of the ITV Peoples Millions, a Big Lottery competition which takes place annually.

They need people to vote for their project to support their bid to win £50,000 for the scheme.
If successful, the lottery funding would mean the ‘Morfa Spray and Play’ project could go ahead.

The project aims to regenerate Havelock Park with a bright, colourful water play area that would be open to all people, of all ages.

Impressive designs have been drawn up to illustrate the scheme, and now all the community needs is support to win the lottery funding.

Carmarthenshire County Council has supported the scheme through its leisure department, and has also supported the community through its Communities First initiative in the Glanymor and Tyisha ward.

Cllr Clive Scourfield, executive board member for regeneration and leisure, said: “The community has been inspirational in fighting for this scheme.

“They have involved everyone – young and old – and have worked tirelessly to consult with children about what they want, and fought through various funding rounds to come up with the cash.

“We would love the public to come out and support the project by voting for them on the day. It would only take the cost of a call, and could make all the difference to the whole of Llanelli, not just this small community.”

The project will appear on the ITV Wales News at 6pm on Tuesday, November 24. A telephone number will be publicised on the day which viewers can use to vote.

Voting lines will be open 9am until midnight on the 24th.

Calls will cost 10p from BT landlines – maximum of 10 votes from one phone.


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