A new youth shelter has been officially opened at Lyngford Park.
The state of the art shelter has solar panelling which powers the lighting and provides DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
It was funded by grant from the Council’s Housing Revenue Account Community Development Fund, and the Taunton Deane Tenant’s Forum.
The shelter was built in response to consultation by the North Taunton One Team with local young people who wanted somewhere safe to meet.
It was officially opened by Rebecca Vile of the Priorswood Community Centre, who organises the popular Pride in Priorswood events for residents of North Taunton.
Cllr Jane Warmington, Executive Councillor for Community Leadership, said: “This is another wonderful example of people working together for the benefit of their community. We are fortunate to have such pro-active people on the North Taunton One Team and I am delighted that funding strategies are in place to support their aspirations and those of other groups and individuals in the borough.”
A variety of grants are available from the council. More information and application forms can be found on the website http://www.tauntondeane.gov.uk/
Photo shows members of the North Taunton community at the opening performed by Rebecca Vile (centre).