Playground gets marine makeover
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 marlborough.govt.nz. For more about the Havelock Community Association visit facebook.com.
Havelock children, from left, Georgia Illsley-Slape, Tyla-Rose IllsleySlape, Hannah Roborgh, RubyMay Illsley-Slape and Skye Gatjens with a Soundsinspired fence.