01 August 2012
Youngsters from Bemerton Heath celebrated on Thursday 19 July with a mini football tournament in front of the Bemerton Neighbourhood Centre - on their newly marked pitch with new goal posts.
The posts, funded by Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council, were the direct result of discussions with young people living in the area, who had been asked about what they like to do and what they would like to see happen in Bemerton Heath. The project - led by Kelly Fry (Public Protection Officer for Wiltshire Council) and Chris Stringer (Senior Parks Officer at Salisbury City Council) – came to a fitting conclusion when a team made up of Council officers and the local PCSO took on a team of the youngsters that had helped pick the goals and their location. “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to do this,” said Kelly. “It’s been fantastic to have been able to talk to so many youngsters living and going to school in the area – and they’ve come up with some great ideas for what they want to see happen here.
Happily, we’ve been able to take a first step with these goals – now back to work on some of the other ideas that we’ve been discussing!” And with funding still in place, those other ideas could include a youth shelter and an extension to the half-pipe off Western Way.
For more information about this project please contact Kelly Fry on 01225 776773 or Chris Stringer on 01722 342867.