Thursday, 1 April 2010
Larches Park clean-up helps build community spirit
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.
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.