Play­ground gets ma­rine makeover

Marlborough Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - PAULA HULBURT

It may sound fishy but a Have­lock play­ground has mer­maids.

Paint brushes, ply and some hard work have given the Neil St park a colour­ful new look.

The pop­u­lar out­door area fea­tures some new works of art which have been get­ting plenty of at­ten­tion since go­ing up last week.

Over­seen by the Have­lock Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion, the makeover has been based around sea life and the Sounds.

‘‘We bought ply, paints and sealer with the fund­ing while the out­door chalk­board was do­nated by a local cou­ple.

‘‘I worked with the Have­lock Men­zshed who cut out tem­plates pro­vided to them and some school chil­dren helped paint the pieces.

‘‘We have re­ceived won­der­ful com­ments on the art­work. A ter­rific ef­fort and sup­port from the Men­zshed, local artists and school chil­dren made this com­mu­nity project hap­pen,’’ she says.

The pur­pose of the com­mu­ni­ties scheme is to sup­port and en­cour­age towns to cre­ate di­verse op­por­tu­ni­ties for ac­cess­ing and par­tic­i­pat­ing in arts ac­tiv­i­ties in their re­gion.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2017-18 year will be avail­able through two fund­ing rounds. Clos­ing dates for ap­pli­ca­tions for projects be­gin­ning af­ter Oc­to­ber 11, 2017 must be re­ceived by Septem­ber 28 and for those start­ing af­ter April 1, 2018, the dead­line is Fe­bru­ary 28, 2018.

All ap­pli­ca­tions must be made us­ing the coun­cil’s on­line ap­pli­ca­tion form. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit marl­bor­ For more about the Have­lock Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion visit face­


Have­lock chil­dren, from left, Ge­or­gia Ill­s­ley-Slape, Tyla-Rose Ill­s­leySlape, Han­nah Roborgh, RubyMay Ill­s­ley-Slape and Skye Gat­jens with a Soundsin­spired fence.

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