Midsomer Norton had an ambitious plan to transform an area of largely unknown space behind the Somer Centre into a Town Park - a community space for everyone to enjoy and one which celebrates the natural wildlife and fauna. The Town Council gifted the land to the Town Trust which was responsible for fundraising at various stages of the project.
They've built an amphitheatre for communty events; anything from using it to put on local theatre productions to organsing the increasingly popular outdoor cinema experiences. The area is constructed using our Purbeck rockery stone and can seat up to 300 people.
The vision was to have a grand entrance to the community space; putting it squarely on the map and acting as a meeting place for activities at the park.
The Town Park entrance sign was built by an expert stone mason using our blue and white Somerset Lias natural stone - a grand design using a naural stone with maximum impact. Our white lias stone has also been used to build the beds which will form part of the sensory garden experience.
The project brings a range of natural materials together to create a community space which will be enjoyed by generations to come.