There is a lot that the Friends can do in the Parks without replacing staff from the Council.
Taking their cue from the Wombles, our volunteers do their bit to improve the look of the Parks by spending a couple of hours on occasionally Sunday mornings picking up litter. Keep posted for our next proposed date.
We know that litter is a continuing problem, not just in the Parks, and we are grateful to the members who come along and show they really are friends of the Parks.
Pruning and Weeding
Sunday 4th March 2012
We held a Working Party to clear away some undergrowth in the “Little Wood” near to the Lake.
The area is now much more open and less forbidding for walkers.
It is also much easier for the Park staff to mow the grass among the trees. It is hoped that this part of the Park will now be more attractive.
Sunday 5th February 2012
Although the weather forecast was for heavy snowfall, some members of the Friends of CHaT Parks decided to ignore the experts and met in Thornes Park.
Helped by the Scouts from 17th (Outwood Church) Group we trimmed away some of the undergrowth round trees.
The wooded area above the lakeside is now much clearer and the Park staff will now find it easier to keep the area mown and tidy.
The Park also looks much more attractive now and we hope this will encourgae people to use the area.
Unfortunately the ground was too frozen to allow the planned tree-planting to go ahead, but everyone enjoyed the bright, but very cold, morning and the Park looks better for their efforts.
12-14th October 2012 – Love Your Park
As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s “Love Where You Live” campaign, we worked to “Clear the Paths” on Lowe Hill.
With the help of Wakefield Council, the Music Collective, the Tree Wardens and the Sea Cadets we cut back the undergrowth, brambles and laurel bushes to open up the pathway again to bring the area back into use.
We hope to hold many more events in the future. Want to get involved? Call us on 0777 560 3809 or email info@CHaTparks.org.uk
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