The day, funded by Taunton Deane Borough Council’s Tenants’ Forum, was a huge success and provides a platform for future events in the area.
Taunton-based performance group Fuse worked with Priorswood Community Centre, Taunton Deane Borough Council’s community development team, Somerset Wildlife Trust and Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership to make it a day to remember – with a treasure hunt held in glorious autumn sunshine.
Fuse also ran school workshops with Lyngford primary school involving nature walks, apple printing and apple identification activities. Each child was given a nature magazine, information and leaflets to take home, and their apple prints.
Apple Day was well promoted in advance with leaflets going to hundreds of local schoolchildren, via local shops, the Family Centre and Priorswood Community and Resource Centre.
There were sports activities, arts and crafts and circus skills to keep everyone busy and entertained and young people using the skate park were encouraged to join in.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who took part and hope that future community events in North Taunton will be enthusiastically supported.