North Somerset Council's Better Health team is looking for volunteers to lead ParkPlay sessions in Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare.

ParkPlay first launched in the UK in 2021 and it aims to bring together communities to indulge in free games and activities in parks and public areas every Saturday.

The sessions, which welcome people across all ages, started in North Somerset last year at Castle Batch and Ellenborough Park in Weston-super-Mare and Cherry Avenue Playground in Clevedon.

In a move to keep the weekly sessions running, the council's Better Health North Somerset team are seeking eager Play Leaders and volunteers.

Cllr Jenna Ho Marris, North Somerset Council’s executive member for public health, says the move comes opportune with spring.

She explained how the intention is to provide a platform to gain experience in organising and leading community events.

Ms Marris said: "Candidates must be above 18 and they will receive full training.

"There’s no need for total commitment as a rotational involvement is available.

"While we are primarily focussed on volunteers, some positions might be paid, so do get in touch with us".

North Somerset Times: ParkPlay first launched in the UK in 2021 and started in North Somerset last year

Becky, who attends ParkPlay every Saturday with her daughter Lottie in Ellenborough Park, Weston, says: "Lottie loves ParkPlay and we now go no matter the weather.

"She enjoys helping Craig, the Play Leader, set up the games and assists others in having a good time."

Echoing the sentiments, Luke, a play leader at Castle Batch, said: "I volunteered to become a play leader after being a ParkPlayer for a few months.

"The thought of a free weekly session aimed to create a community centred around fun activities appealed to me.

"The smiles on the faces of the new and old ParkPlayers bring a feeling of fulfilment."

For information about the play leader role, interested individuals can email or call01275 882 731.

More information can be obtained from the ParkPlay official website.

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