Locals dig in to spruce up popular park

Plenty turned out for the community-themed day.
Plenty turned out for the community-themed day.
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A special community clean-up day took place in a Morley park.

Lewisham Park was given a spruce-up in an event organised by Morley Housing Officers and included the Community Payback Team, the Probation Service and councillors Wyn Kidger, Judith Elliott and Robert Finnigan.

The big clean-up in full flow.

The big clean-up in full flow.

The event allowed a tidy-up of the park with a litter pick across the area and also meant the flower beds of the Memorial Gardens were cleared up after they became overgrown.

Coun Wyn Kidger said: “The delight of such an action day is that councillors can get out of meetings and into local parks where they meet residents and hear what they have to say.

“It also allows us to literary get our hands dirty and to work directly on improving the facilities for residents.”

Coun Widger also says that there is scope for investment in the park’s facilities for children, especially with regards to younger children and toddlers.

The team took part in a tidy-up of the park as well as clearing up overgrown flowerbeds.

The team took part in a tidy-up of the park as well as clearing up overgrown flowerbeds.

She added: “One of the issues raised was the lack of a children’s playground at Lewisham Park.

“It has activities for older children to do, but no swings or a roundabout for smaller children.

“We identified some finance that might be available towards the end of this year or beginning of next which might help finance one.”