The ‘Friends of High Park Green Spaces’ Community Group in Southport has made great strides towards improving parks in the local area by building 14 planters (containing flowers and vegetables) and planting 24 adult fruit trees in Devonshire Road, Canning Road and Russell Road parks.
The project was achievable using a portion of the £10,500 funding from Liverpool City Region’s Community Environment Fund allocated to Brighter Living Partnership’s National Lottery funded High Park Project.
Joe McNulty, Community Organiser for the National Lottery funded 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 in Churchtown and Green Sefton, members of Botanic Gardens Community Association and local councillors.
Help was also received from Morrison’s Anna Ingram, the Community Champion at Morrison’s supermarket in Southport, along with staff and residents of New Directions Ltd (Wavell Close) and Edge Hall Care home.
The project continues until the end of 2021 with 345 baby trees and 10 living will structures to be planted by school children to further improve on developments.
For any questions please contact email@example.com – or if you would like to join the ‘Friends of High Park Green Spaces’ Community Group please email Natalie on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join the ‘High Park Community Group’ Facebook group to chat with other members of the High Park Community.