Plans to create a new indoor play area in Peasedown St John have received a welcome funding boost thanks to the National Lottery.
£3,500 has been awarded to the Hive Community Centre, which is home to the village’s post office, community library and Swallow Café.
Jill Souter, Project Coordinator for the Indoor Play Area, said: “This huge grant from the National Lottery brings the vision of a fully accessible indoor play area in the Hive Community Centre one step closer to reality. There is still some way to go but we can now start to plan in earnest.”
The Management Committee at the community centre has been raising funds for a fully accessible indoor play area with a Hive-shaped Wendy House, see-saw and roundabout, with a bubble tube, buttons to push, and handles to turn.
As well as the National Lottery, funding has also been received from Quartet Foundation, Curo, the Parish Council and Cllr Karen Walker’s Empowerment Fund.
Jill added: “This play area will mean that families have somewhere on their doorstep where little ones can play while their parents sit down with a coffee and enjoy one of the SWALLOW cafe’s famous cakes.”
In total, around £12,000 is needed for the new indoor play area.
Anybody who would like to pledge financial support to the project can visit the Hive’s website to donate.
The Hive Community Centre also has several rooms available for hire including three meeting rooms, a large art room, a sports hall large enough for badminton, and an outside sport’s court.