A GROUP of Somers residents is proving an early adaptor of a movement that started in England to improve mental health by making people happy.
The recipe for Spoonville has its beginnings in the village of Winnersh and sees brightly painted wooden cooking spoons being planted in an accessible place. Some of the spoons are painted with the likenesses of cartoon characters, monsters, animals, politicians, celebrities and even Reese With-a-Spoon
The Somers Spoonville joins similar ones at Frankston, Pakenham, Lilydale and Nunawading.
“An anonymous group in Somers concerned about lifting the spirits of locals have spread these characters throughout the village to encourage a friendly, happy and thoughtful community despite these tough times,” Cr David Gill, who supplied the picture, said.