Green-fingered volunteers spruce up parks with new planters for flowers and veg

Green-fingered volunteers spruce up parks with new planters for flowers and veg

by Tom Martin (November 2021)

PARKS in Southport have been spruced up thanks to the hard work of green-fingered volunteers.

Friends of High Park Green Spaces have built 14 planters containing flowers and vegetables as well as planted 24 adult fruit trees in parks on Devonshire Road, Canning Road and Russell Road.

The project was made possible by using a portion of the £10.5k funding from Liverpool City Region's Community Environment Fund allocated to the Brighter Living Partnership's National Lottery-funded High Park Project. 

Joe McNulty, Community Organiser for the High Park Project said: “This has been a wonderful show of community spirit and we have been overwhelmed with the level of support this has received.

“Key to this project was community involvement in the decision making and delivery so I’d like to thank Natalie Neylon who leads on the Friends of High Park Green Spaces Group for her continued support and leadership - without which the project would only be a shadow of what we achieved together."”

The project also worked closely with the Natural Alternatives team based at Botanic Gardens and Green Sefton, members of Botanic Gardens Community Association and local councillors.

Help was also received from Morrison's Community Champion Anna Ingram, staff and residents of New Directions Ltd and Edge Hall care home.

The project continues until the end of 2021.

If you would like to join Friends of High Park Green Spaces, email Natalie on nneylon17@gmail.com.



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