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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Volunteers required to help make Coronation Park in Ormskirk look even more beautiful

Come along to Coronation Park in Ormskirk on Wednesday 26 November and help make it look even more beautiful. 

The park rangers are teaming up with the Friends of Coronation Park and students from Edge Hill University to do some hedge-planting between the wetland and the meadow. They would welcome any volunteers to help them, so if you are interested please meet them at the bandstand at 12.30pm. 

This will be the latest in a series of Ranger Skills events the rangers are running with the friends group and the students to give people the opportunity to learn ranger skills such as woodland management and organising events and activities. 

Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “Coronation Park in Ormskirk is a beautiful park and has earned Green Flag status every year for the last seven years due to the hard work of Council staff and local volunteers. Volunteers can play a key role in keeping up the high stands by getting involved in the hedge-planting and other events.” 

The Friends group applied to the Woodland Trust for some materials for the hedge-planting and were given a wild harvest pack of 105 saplings, including hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose and elder trees. 

For more details about the hedge-planting please ring Park Ranger Jess Britch on 01695 570258 or visit events.

For more information about volunteering opportunities with the Ranger Service please contact 01695 622794.  You can also find out more about parks and countryside events at parks and countryside or by following the rangers on Twitter @WLBC_Rangers.


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