The Town Council is pleased to announce that we received a Commendation in the annual “Playing Field of the Year” Awards held by Somerset Playing Fields Association!
Collett Park is a favourite among all residents and visitors alike! Set across several acres, the Park was gifted to the town of Shepton Mallet, by John Kyte Collett in 1906. It is believed that as a boy, John Collett, was told off for playing in the fields that were privately owned at the time. After many years the land started to be auctioned off and John Collett accumulated several lots of land and presented them as a gift to the town as the park that we know and love. Every year we hold Collett Festival in the Park to celebrate the giving of this wonderful gift.
The Town Council has committed to redeveloping the play equipment as Phase 1 of a wider programme of improvements to the park, so here’s hoping for future years that we win!
Pictured below is part of the Collett Park play area and café.