A COMMUNITY hub at Wyndham Park, Yeovil, has recently opened to provide a meeting place accessible to all residents – including Service families.
The project, an initiative of Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare based at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton, identified a need for a community resource due to the isolation felt by residents, which is home to Naval families and those from 1 Regiment, Army Air Corps.
The facility was opened by Commodore Jon Pentreath, Commanding Officer of RNAS Yeovilton, who said: “As Wyndham Park grows this is one positive step in making living here much better, a greatly needed and appreciated community facility.”
Making the project work has required time, knowledge and funding from a number of organisations and the hub will host a diverse mix of activities and groups, from parent and toddler groups to a community youth forum, a job club and men’s shed. Vital roles will include health visitor and child development clinics.
Christopher Le Hardy, of South Somerset County Council and chair of the Armed Forces Covenant, said: “I welcome the establishment of a community facility at Wyndham Park.
“It will provide a valuable much-needed facility in an area where there is a shortage of facilities for families, which can only help bring the communities together.”
Many groups will be run by volunteers from within the local community and will be open to all residents on the estate.
Visit wyndhamparkyeovil.co.uk for more.