Big clean up for Blackburn park

Published Thursday 15 October 2015 at 10:36

Suitcases and car parts were just a few of the items collected in a mass clean up at a Blackburn’s Roe Lee Park.

An army of volunteers from its Friends group, along with deputy council leader Phil Riley and councillor Ron Whittle, gave up two hours on October 10 to tidy up the overgrown area, known as the dell, as part of the council’s Your Call campaign.

They also tidied up paths using new bark chipping and made an area clear to plant 109 new trees in November, thanks to the Woodland Trust.

Councillor Phil Riley, ward member for Roe Lee and senior deputy leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:

We have got a lot done to improve the park over the last few years. The Friends of Roe Lee Park do a great job, they really are a great example of the Your Call spirit and I am really pleased to be a part of it.”

Blackburn with Darwen Council launched the Your Call campaign back in 2011. Since then, it has seen over 20,000 people take part in its activities.

The Friends meet every Thursday morning to weed, prune and generally smarten up the area. To join them, contact Jason Walker on 07716 616213.

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