Funds mean Spa Well work helps community
THE renovation of the Spa Well on Memorial Green in Spittal is set to begin its second phase shortly, and the project is expanding to provide skills and work experience for young volunteers.
Funds for the work have been garnered from various trusts, including the Northumberland Coast and Lowlands LEADER, a major investor in local community works.
Work was delayed while funding was secured, and there was also the problem of a sycamore tree hampering the rear retaining wall. Plans are in place for flowers to be planted around the well, in addition to four smaller trees, on the lower green. Spital Improvement Trust are keen to hear local opinion on the new shrubbery.
The Victorian piping beneath the well will also be modified, as it cannot at present deal with an excess of water, such as occurs when snow melts. Two ‘bowls’ will be built at the two well heads to prevent future flooding.
A small amount of funding has been set aside for training locals, especially young people, with an interest in the significance and history of the Spa Well site.
During March, a series of training days will be held where people keen to add a new experience to their CV will learn how to provide guided tours of historic Spittal.
Those interested should contact Mau Watkins on 01289 308813 for more details.
Pupils from Spittal First School will also be part of the rejuvenation. They will be writing and illustrating new information and interpretation boards detailing the many stories of the village.
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