Appeal for park help

VOLUNTEERS behind plans to save a Hunmanby play area are calling for help to spruce up the facility.

The Friends of Bowling Green Lane Park, led by Joanne Paddock, will be working in the play area, on Saturday, October 29, from 9.30am and would welcome any extra help.

She said: “We are planning on doing several jobs around the park including painting the swings, edging off grass from the paths and repairing perimeter fencing.

“We hope to see a big difference by the time we finish at about midday.”

The volunteers are being helped by Scarborough Council’s Community Environment Unit.

Roger Burnett, Community Environment Officer, has been working with the group in preparation for the day, which coincides with National Make a Difference Day.

He said: “This is an opportunity for people to give something back and to make a difference in their local community in just a short space of time.

“We are hoping for a good turnout of volunteers who are keen to see their park improved.

“There will be a variety of tasks to complete and we welcome children to come and help us plant daffodil bulbs which will brighten up the park in spring.”

All tools and equipment will be provided but volunteers have been urged to dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes or gardening boots.