Littleham fete on The Crescent. Rhiannon Law, aged ten, plays the guitar in the talent show. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 0832-22-12AW. Go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24 to order your copy of this photograph
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Littleham residents turned out in force and enjoyed the sun at a fete that also doubled as a community event, giving them the chance to choose how to spend £22,000.
The fete was held on Littleham Crescent and they got to vote on how to improve the West Down Lane play area.
East Devon District Council and Littleham Church of England Primary School have been working closely together to make the improvements.
They invited children and young people to decide how it should look by going along to the Littleham Community Festival to vote for the design they like best.
Suggestions from children included a self-powered spinning piece of equipment, instead of an ordinary roundabout, a ‘spring’ piece of equipment for the younger children, a climbing wall and monkey bars.
As well as voting for which of the designs they want to play on, children last Saturday had the chance enjoy all the sideshows on offer.
There was also live music and acts in the talent show held in a tent, a Camelot-style lucky dip and a cake and information stall by The Living Church. District councillor for Littleham Tim Wood said: “It was important that children and young people got to decide what section 106 money for play is spent on, as they are the ones that will be using the equipment.
“Whichever design gets the most votes is the one that will actually happen.”