Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) has been helping to co-ordinate the
representatives at the meeting on Monday were keen to stress the scheme is in the early stages and an idea about Poppyfields is one of many.
Residents are forming a steering group, which is set to meet in the near
future and progress ideas for using the money, to also include setting up
websites and employing ‘street champions’ to spread the word about the
VANS chief executive Rebecca Mear said: “This is the beginning of
trying to get an essential core group together in order to move forward with the
The Big Lottery Fund has set up 150 such schemes across the country, with
some receiving match funding from local businesses and organisations.
Further public meetings are also set to be held in the near future to discuss
courtesy of Weston Mercury)