Help shape future of March park

March Carnival Picnic in West End Park ANL-140806-165101009
March Carnival Picnic in West End Park ANL-140806-165101009
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Wanted: a group of volunteers to be the “voice of the community” in helping to shape the future of West End Park in March

Their role would be to ensure that local people have a say in the way the park is managed, including helping to plan the provision of any new equipment or amenities.

They could also act as the community’s “eyes and ears” in reporting any problems there.

A previous Friends of West End Park group succeeded in helping to raise funding for the outdoor gym equipment. It also provided valuable support for the creation of the park’s skate bowl and the improvements to lighting, pathways and CCTV.

Cllr Peter Murphy, cabinet member responsible for parks and open spaces, said: “Our parks are one of our greatest assets and we are constantly looking for ways to make them even better by ensuring that they have the right sort of facilities – ones that local people really want.

“The previous Friends did a great job in West End and now we’re looking to re-establish a similar group that can be the voice of the local community, giving us their general advice and support, as well as helping us to gain extra funding.”

Volunteers would have a lot of flexibility in deciding how much time they could devote to the group.

- Anyone interested in joining a new Friends group should call Rebecca Robinett at FDC on 01354 654321 or