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

St.Agnes Holy Well, Cothelstone, has just recieved Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £8,700 for promotion of the heritage and restoration of the surrounding area of the well in partnership with Land-based Studies students from Bridgwater College. 

Bishop’s Lydeard Parish Council also kindly donated £500 towards the project.  The initiative is thought to be the only project of its kind in the country.

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.

New Leaf Life Design set up Community Life Design CIC as part of its ongoing passion to encourage community engagement in the environment. This Community Interest Fund is a business that undertakes activities that are for the ‘benefit of the community’.  Community Life Design is a strategic umbrella organisation 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.

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Please note from 09.06.16 Community Life Design CIC ceased trading.



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