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 We are pleased to announce we have been awarded funding  of £70,306 from Viridor Credits.

  • Chairperson Lorna Edwards said, “We are delighted to have been awarded this large sum from Viridor Credits, which takes our total raised so far to just over £85,000. This means we will be able to start work on the Parklands, this summer.  This is a huge boost towards our target of £145,000.

Winner of the Pride of Sedgemoor - Charity Hero Award 2019

The Mercury -

'When most of us come up against a public area that’s not being utilised as well as it should be, we might grumble, maybe even write a letter to the Mercury, or the council, and move on.

But not Lorna Edwards.

When she struggled to use the Wembdon Parklands due to her own physical problems, and encountered others who were experiencing difficulties, she decided to act.

Lorna got on to her parish council – eventually becoming a councillor herself – and set up the Wembdon Parklands and Community Together Group – Wembdon PACT – and set off on a journey to transform the area.

After raising countless thousands, the group is now looking forward to a July start on a scheme which will see the area transformed into a multi-use recreational facility accessible to ALL… '


- By Steven Salter

Writer for Bridgwater Mercury 


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