The Friends of Wellington Park have been presented with Citizenship Awards at a ceremony honouring ‘unsung heroes’ at the County Ground in Taunton on Tuesday 1 May.
In conjunction with local Rotary Clubs and Cooper Associates, the awards were presented to individuals and voluntary groups nominated for making a difference to their communities.
The Friends were recognised for their role in supporting the park, promoting its use and helping to preserve its historical importance to the town by upgrading equipment and acting in conjunction with the council’s parks department.
Taunton Deane Mayor, Councillor Hazel Prior-Sankey, presented them with a glass trophy and a donation of £100 for a charity of their choice. Her year as Mayor ends on Thursday 3 May.
The Friends’ Spring Fair takes place in the park on Sunday 6 May from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Genesis Youth Group, High Park Music School and the Avtar Indian Dance Group will be providing entertainment, Romanian Dog Rescue South West will be staging a fun dog show and there will be a bouncy castle, an inflatable slide and ‘shoot the hoop’
Refreshments will be available from The Cider Shack, a hot dog stall and an ice-cream van.
The fair will be officially opened by the incoming Mayor of Taunton Deane, Councillor Catherine Herbert, accompanied by Wellington Mayor Councillor Gary James and Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow and their partners, and escorted by Wellington Majorettes.
The programme of popular summer concerts in Wellington Park, will begin next month.