West Wulf visited the Gatis Community Space today during their Make:Shift open day for a look at some of the work they are doing in transforming the old adventure playground into a usable space as well as work enhancing the local area, such as the adjacent path to Farndale Avenue and the playing field.
Gatis Community Space is staffed by volunteers and has some support from charities. They are always on the lookout for people – especially those from the Whitmore Reans community, who would like to assist in the project by volunteering.
The main aim of the team at Gatis is to save and improve the site for community use – they have some great ideas for the future of the site, which is very much a work in progress at present – though the enthusiasm of the people involved shines through and there is a good feel to place as the project progresses.
Next door to the site on land previously occupied by a school is a new housing development by Ikon Estates called ‘The Park’ (brochure available here). It’s hoped that not only will the development raise the profile of the area, but that new residents will value the Gatis Community Space and make use of it, if not lend their time in volunteering at this much needed facility.
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