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MP visits Fenland pocket park and meets volunteers




Local MP Steve Barclay paid a visit to a town's pocket park recently to meet volunteers and discuss the project so far.

The North East Cambs MP visited the Little Acre Fen Pocket Park off West Street in Chatteris, which has proved a huge hit with walkers during the lockdowns.

Mr Barclay, who met with Friends of the Pocket Park, said: "It’s great to see the development of the Little Acre Fen Pocket Park.

Steve Barclay's with Friends of the Little Acre Pocket Park: Julie Smith, Colin Silvester, Ian Mason, Robert Read, Kath Silvester and Joanna Melton.
Steve Barclay's with Friends of the Little Acre Pocket Park: Julie Smith, Colin Silvester, Ian Mason, Robert Read, Kath Silvester and Joanna Melton.

"The friends of the park have been working with the town council, which owns the site, to turn it into a community park and it is starting to grow and flourish.

"I visited to have a look round and chat to members about what they’ve done so far and plans for the future.

"Lockdown has kept us close to home and, across the country, more people have been walking and enjoying their local parks, gardens and footpaths. The same has happened at the pocket park which has seen an increase in visitors who can walk from the park to the nature reserve in Somersham. Thanks to friends' chair Ian Mason, the town council and all the volunteers."

Steve Barclay's visit to Little Acre Fen Pocket Park. (45273072)
Steve Barclay's visit to Little Acre Fen Pocket Park. (45273072)


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