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Greater Romsey All Abilities Playground (GRAAP) Inc – PUBLIC MEETING REPORT

On Tuesday 16th March, GRAAP convened a Public Meeting at the Romsey Community Hub to discuss the issue “A New Community Space – What Does Romsey Need?”

All East Ward Councillors were in attendance.

Members of GRAAP’s Site Selection subcommittee presented an update of their site selection process so far, including a provisional list of sites considered, and the criteria involved in the process. In addition to giving some definition of an All Abilities Park (indicating what a broad concept it is), the audience was engaged in brainstorming ideas for an open community space which would have broad appeal to locals and visitors to the area. GRAAP indicated its ongoing commitment to engaging other groups and residents in defining the components of such a space.

Particular reference was given to the Old Primary School Site, with some considerable discussion about its history and an affirmation of its local significance. The meeting resolved that this site should be retained for public use rather than be sold off by DEECD for private development.
The full GRAAP Committee will meet on Tuesday 23rd March to consider and decide upon a preferred site for the project.

For further enquiries, please contact Raelene Mottram (President, GRAAP Inc.)
Ph: 0409 148708