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The partnership with SoLO, Urban Heard and Gro-Organic has now been christened Y.A.S. (Youth Adventure Synergy) and we will be working closely together to develop programmes of work at the playground which will give young people – disabled and non-disabled – in North Solihull the opportunity to get involved in horticulture, building, marketing, paid work, event management, social action or they can just come and be kids; build fires, chop wood or fly through the sky with the playground’s undeniably unique swings, platforms and climbing frames. Young people still need to play, let off steam and have fun!
Who’d have thought a year ago we would be in this position?! It’s amazing what we can all do when the community and community-rooted organisations work together – congratulations North Solihull!
We also now have a licence with Solihull Council for the use of the playground land which will next year become a lease, so that means MAPA is now responsible for bills and all repair and maintenance (so fund-raising still goes on!).