Children of Minera School, accompanied by Head Teacher Spencer Williams, performed the official opening of the upgraded play facilities in Minera on Friday 9 July. The new equipment was installed in early 2020, and has been well used in the time in between when Covid restrictions have allowed. The same Covid restrictions unfortunately meant that the official opening couldn’t happen until now, however, but better late than never! Minera Community Council was able to use compensation from an insurance claim to provide the bulk of the funding for the new play equipment, which replaces items lost to the arson attack which gave rise to the claim. Councillor John Edwards, Chair of Minera Community Council, recorded his thanks to the previous Clerk to the Council, Mrs Emma Topham, whose hard work had led to the success of the claim, and hoped that the play area would be enjoyed by generations of local children into the future. Pictured at the cutting of the ribbon are children from the school, Head Teacher Spencer Williams, Councillors John Edwards, Hazel Field and Will Ollerhead, and Clerk David Hinchliffe.
Minera Community Council will now be turning its attention to a refurbishment of its other play area in Gwynfryn, and would love to hear from any residents with ideas for what facilities they would like to see installed there. Minera Community Council has gratefully received a generous donation from Gower Homes towards future play area costs, and will also be looking to secure grant funding to support the necessary work.