Sunday, 27 March 2011
We now have a really successful Parks Protection Service. Led by Steve Rawlins they are responsible for security in our parks and open spaces. If you spot anything you think is suspicious, but not really the responsibility of the Police, then please contact them on 07904 805872, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org - anything from dumping of rubbish to anti-social behaviour to motor bikes. If in doubt please contact them anyway. They are NOT there to replace the Police though - if you think it is an emergency then please call 999.
Again we split into two groups. One litter picking, concentrating on the edge of the park along Lower Bedfords Road, which has become a popular place for people to get rid of their rubbish. Anything from garden waste to car parts ! Many of the bags they filled were so heavy that they had to be left to be collected later by the other group with wheelbarrows.
The other group concentrated on putting in more
new steps. We managed two in the morning
and three after lunch. We still have to back fill and put in the landscaping fabric and hoggin but were pleased with the results so far. Here are some photos of the work in progress. Not sure whether they are blurred because the volunteers were moving so fast or just camera shake !