Heritage Lottery Fund gives thumbs up for student project at St.Agnes Holy Well, Cothelstone

You are invited to a photo call and to celebrate the launch at St.Agnes Holy Well, Cothelstone, to announce a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £8,700 for promotion of the heritage and restoration of the surrounding area of the well in partnership
By: Community Life Design CIC
Students Looking after St Agnes Holy Well Cothelst
Students Looking after St Agnes Holy Well Cothelst
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St Agnes Holy Well
Bishops Lydeard
Community Engagement
Heritage Lottery


Taunton - Somerset - England


TAUNTON, U.K. - March 23, 2015 - PRLog -- The project will help the students to learn about and research the heritage and folklore surrounding this beautiful example of a 16th Century Medieval Holy Well.  This will be achieved in partnership with Bridgwater College, the local creative sector and the local community.  By engaging with an author and an artist the students will learn about the cultural and natural heritage of the well and will create a ‘sound walk’.  The ‘sound walk,’ artwork and creative writing produced by the students will then be produced as an app for smart and android applications for everyone to enjoy.  The students will also be cultivating plants found in Medieval times to enhance the beauty of St.Agnes.

Debbie McKenna of Community Life Design who will manage the project said, “we are excited to have this opportunity to broaden the scope of the students’ involvement, they have been maintaining the site for the past four years so it is wonderful to be able to reward them with such a great project, and with the app this ensures many more people will be able to learn about this valuable heritage for years to come.”  More information on the project can be found on the Facebook page ‘Well Obsessed’.



For further information, please contact

Debbie McKenna at Community Life Design on 07511679891 / 01984640990 / debbie@newleaf.uk.com
Directions to the photo call are as follows: The well lies within the Cothelstone Estate and by the side of Cothelstone road, the national grid reference is ST 18403 31852.  From Bishops Lydeard follow the road to Cothelstone and as you start to climb the hill there is a signpost to the footpath on the left.  This will be clearly signposted for the days purposes.

About Community Life Design (CIC)

We are a Community Interest Company which means we are a business that undertakes activities that are for the ‘benefit of the community’.  Community Life Design is a strategic umbrella organisation inspired by New Leaf Life Design that represents a range of community based initiatives. The company aims to support activities that will benefit the whole community with the intention of reducing social isolation, increasing community engagement, increasing health and wellbeing, building confidence, forming friendships and learning new skills.  Our intention is to create opportunities for community projects to develop, these have included social media training, iPad training and a successful weight loss course.  Around 55% of participants had learning difficulties.  Community Life Design intends to offer activities to benefit the whole community, our participants have included businesses, self-employed people and persons from the creative industries as well as people with learning difficulties and weight issues.

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with more than £5.3bn across the UK.  www.hlf.org.uk.

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Tags:St Agnes Holy Well, Cothelstone, Bishops Lydeard, Community Engagement, Heritage Lottery
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