Thursday, 1 April 2010

Larches Park clean-up helps build community spirit

I’ve been working closely with Larches Park Residents Group recently to help them improve their local neighbourhood and regain confidence in the use of their local park.

Larches Park has been one of the areas that was left neglected for many years and had got pretty run down. Parents didn’t feel comfortable bringing their kids there.

Along with the residents group, fellow Respect Cllr Mohammed Ishtiaq, various local agencies and community police, we prioritised improving the park. It got a lick of paint, was tidied up, the  play equipment was bought back into use and the park took on a new lease of life.
To celebrate this achievement, Larches Park Residents Group held a successful fun day to which I was invited. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Chair Asghar Ali and Secretary Miriam Hussain for their committment and hard work in helping revive an important community resource.
In the pictures I am joined by local families and children, Larches Park Residents Group chair Asghar Ali and local PSCO community officers Natasha Bruckshaw and Meryl Crawford from Balsall Heath Police Station.