In the swing of it

2 children, 1 male and one female, boy on a swing whilst young girl pushes him

From Councillor Mark Jones

We all love our parks. They are great spaces to go and meet friends, to run free and generally relax. Your Councillors receive many letters and emails regarding the condition of our parks and these letters reinforce just how much people take pride in our shared open spaces and care about their future.

Earlier this year we invited Cllr Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure to visit Abbeyfield Park to meet local campaigners and to discuss what we could do to make them better. We spent a good spell talking with those using the park. It was obvious just how much people enjoyed and valued the park. Following this meeting we arranged, with Mary’s help to contact Lisa in Park Services who helped us replace the missing swings that had unfortunately been removed following vandalism.

Want to get more involved?2 children, 1 male and one female, boy on a swing whilst young girl pushes him

We know that our parks and open spaces need even more love and attention and that is why we are asking if you would like to help us look after these spaces.

If you run a ‘friends’ group, or would like help in setting a group up then we want to hear from you.

Please write to Mark, Talib and Jackie, your Councillors and let us know that you would like to get involved. Mark and Talib will get back to you and help set up meetings to bring people together and discuss what help you need in getting started.

More than anything we want people to really enjoy their parks and with your help we know we can make them the beautiful places that we all want our parks to be.

Our emails are given on the right hand side of the page, but you can also call me (Mark Jones) on 07500 764 202 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.