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Help needed to brighten up green spaces in High Park

Help needed to brighten up green spaces in High Park

by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A COMMUNITY group in High Park, Southport, wants help to construct planters for the area’s green spaces.

The High Park project was awarded £10,500 from the Liverpool City Region’s Community Environment Fund in January 2021 to install planters, adult trees and living willow structures in the local parks.

Now, they are looking for help from people to construct the planters and green fingered volunteers of any age to help with planting flowers and vegetables once they are complete.

Natalie Neylon, of the  Friends of High Park Green Spaces group, which is behind the project, said: “It’s been really good to see the community come together and support the development of the parks as they are key for residents to get a better connection with nature and an increased sense of local pride.”

Joe McNulty, community organiser for the High Park Project, said:  “It’s key for local residents to feel a sense of ownership over assets in their community so the more help we receive the better!”

The planters will be distributed among three  of High Park’s green spaces in Devonshire Road, Canning Road and Russell Road parks.

The group is open for local residents to support the construction and development of the planters and ask for support on the below dates and times:

Tuesday, October 12  from 10am-noon at Wavell Close; Thursday, October 14 from 10am-noon and 1-3pm on  Devonshire Road; Saturday, October 16 from 10am-noon  and 1-3pm on  Canning Road.

Alongside the planters, the funding also covers adult trees to be planted across the sites this month and living willow structures in December.

In November, the project will also be working with local schools to plant baby trees (or ‘whips’) accessed through the Woodland Trust’s Queen’s Jubilee initiative.

For more information or to get involved, call Joe McNulty on 0770 858 9017 or email joe.mcnulty@brighterliving.org.uk

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