Children and residents come together to improve their local park

Published 30 October 2017

Local children and residents gathered at Grasmere Park, in Knottingley, to show their support and discuss improvements to the area. 

WDH supported Warwick Ahead, along with Wakefield Council, to hold a Halloween event at the park. There were activities for the residents to take part in such as Halloween biscuit decorating, a drum workshop, outdoor games and a fancy dress competition.

The Warwick Ahead group plans to invest over £3,000 in the park to make it a safer, nicer place to be. They have been working closely with local children to create a model of how they would like to develop the park.

Tom Lawton, WDH’s Tenant Involvement Officer, asked residents at the event what they would like to see in the park and the feedback he got was really positive.

He said: “It was lovely to see the level of support shown by a range of generations to improve the local area.”

Tony Fort, Chair of Warwick Ahead also attended the event. He said: “It’s something that I am really proud of but we have to ensure that residents are proud too. The model for the park has been created by the children with help from a couple of board members. There haven’t been any developments in this area and the children need something they can be involved and interested in, then hopefully residents can do the same.”

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