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‘If you all stick together this will be the best park’
AN ARMY of volunteers has been backed by council bosses as it starts to transform a Crewe park.
The Actions Not Talk group (ANTs) was praised by Clr Mike Jones, leader of Cheshire East Council, as members got stuck in to a major clean up at Queens Park at the weekend.
They cleared paths, weeded overgrown flower beds and painted park benches.
Speaking to volunteers Clr Jones said: “It’s a fantastic start. This will be the best park in Cheshire East if you stick together.
“The council can do the big stuff, but we want the local knowledge that the volunteers can bring.
“This project needs their energy and ongoing commitment to keep the process going.
“The viability of any park is people-led.”
The council will now work with the park’s management to plan the upgrade of paths around the lake, which will improve access for visitors with restricted mobility.
Leanne Haythornthwaite, ANTs co-ordinator, said: “This is just the start. With a major clear-up completed we hope identify areas that smaller project teams can work on.
“We need investment, but now we’re looking for even more local people to get involved and spend a few hours each month helping out.
“We know there’s a lot of hard work ahead, but with the council’s backing and the support of local businesses and organisations we know that we can make Queens Park one of the best in the region, as it once was.”
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