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Wembdon wins the cup!

Photo of Mike Solomon, Parish Council chairman, being prresented with the cup by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Edward Allen Esq DL At the Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony of the Somerset Playing Fields Association, on behalf of the Village of Wembdon, Cllr Mike Solomon, Chairman of Wembdon Parish Council, was presented with the Healey Cup by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Edward Allen Esq DL for Wembdon Playing Fields being voted the top award “Somerset Playing Field of the Year”.

Cllr Solomon said that he was very proud to represent the huge team of people who had worked to earn this fantastic achievement. In particular Mike thanked Dan Bingham and the Wembdon Cricket Club for their work on the playing pitches, Andrew Sutton for keeping the playing fields and surrounding areas in excellent order, the Wembdon Give a Day team of village volunteers, those who fund-raised to complete the entrance and car park with re-surfacing, planting an avenue of specimen cherry trees with hedging and new grassed areas, and our tireless litter picker, Beryl Morton.

The Parish Council has also been highly commended for its policy of Access for All, which ensures that it is providing recreational facilities that benefit everybody in their community, regardless of their capability, installing the latest specification Changing Places toilet and changing room at the Village Hall, fully accessible play equipment in the playing fields and new tarmac surfaced footpaths, with solar lighting, to provide better and safer access to wheelchair users, mobility scooters and those less steady on their feet.

“We are very proud of winning the cup”, said Cllr Solomon, “because it is a real recognition of the work carried out by so many in our community for the benefit of us all.”

Image of the certificate presented to Wembdon Parish Council by the Somerset Playing Fields Association

 

10th September 2019

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