Group’s tidy-up is a walk in the park!

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A GROUP set up to clean up a vandalised Hunmanby play area have begun the process of reversing the damage.

The Friends of Bowling Green Lane Park held a tidy day at the park last week.

More than 20 people turned out to help with the project, which saw well-wishers give up their morning to help pick litter, paint play equipment and repair fences.

The group, which is still in its embryonic stage, formed to help restore the park to its former glory after it was blighted by anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

Leading the volunteers was Scarborough Borough Council’s Roger Burnett, who said the clean-up was a huge success.

He added: “It was great to see so many people come out, and I think it really shows how much people in the village appreciate the park and want to make it work.

“People really got stuck in as well, and the park looks a lot better already.”

The event was part of national Make a Difference Day, and Mr Burnett thanked everyone who attended, including local police officers.

The group are hoping to hold similar community events in the near future.

However, they will first hold a public meeting on a yet to be confirmed date to discuss the future of the park.