For all of Shapwick’s wonderful attributes, we do not have a place we can call our own “Village Green”.
All of that could be about to change: – as we indicated in the November Parish Council meeting we are currently in discussion with the Vestey Trust about the purchase of the land behind the village hall. We are pleased to report that the discussions have gone well and that we now currently seeking the funds to make the purchase.
This will be our final opportunity to bring this 20+ year saga to a successful conclusion and secure Shapwick’s Own Village Green for the future, removing the risk that it might fall into any other potential buyers hands
The source of funds in descending order will be: –
*In order to meet the terms of one major grant provider we will need to demonstrate that we have raised funds from within the community. If you are able to help with this please contact the Parish Council as soon as possible or call Graham on 07484 160913 or speak to any one of your councillors
The project will be divided into two phases: –
We are confident/optimistic/hopeful that we can achieve Phase 1 with Grants and Parish Council Reserves, however in order to complete our applications we need to demonstrate community support for the project.
We believe that one of the best ways to do this is via village poll.
So if you want to help Shapwick to “OWN ITS OWN VILLAGE GREEN” please take part in the poll at https://www.shapwick.org/village-green-poll/