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Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children
Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children

Community digging plans for better Woodseats playground

Release originally from Friends of Woodseats Playground

Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park has announced the very first Community Dig Day at Woodseats Park on Sunday 15 October.

With support from Sheffield City Council and other partners, Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park is drawing on volunteers from the local community to help create a community garden in the playground.

On the day volunteers will be planting up planters with spring bulbs (kindly donated by local business Greenwoods and the local Homebase), clearing the stream banks and working on a host of other activities to make the community garden a beautiful place to visit for the people of Woodseats.

As well as volunteers from across the Woodseats community coming along to the dig, we are delighted to announce that Rt Hon Louise Haigh MP and local ward councillors are planning to attend. In addition, there will be a Tiny Dig Day for children from a local nursery school on Friday 13 October.

The Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park was formed by local parents in May 2017 with the purpose of developing Woodseats Playground as a friendly, fun area that benefits everyone in the local community. The Community Dig Day is one of a number of activities that the group is organising in order to make that aim a reality.

The group has recently started a crowd funding page to begin improvements.

David Kemp, Chair of Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park, said: “We are extremely proud to have organised the first Community Dig Day in Woodseats Playground, and have been thrilled by the support that we have received so far from the local community.

Our group was formed to help make Woodseats Playground a place which everybody in the local community can enjoy, and we look forward to creating a beautiful community garden with our hardy volunteers on Sunday.

 

Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park aims to develop Woodseats Playground into a friendly, fun area that will benefit everyone in the local community.

Since the group was formed in May 2017, it has run an extensive consultation exercise with the local community, Sheffield City Council and other stakeholders on what improvements should be made to Woodseats Playground.

It has also begun an awareness-raising and fundraising campaign, including the setting up of a crowd funding page, as well as specific activities such as the forthcoming Community Dig Day, to support its ambitions for the development of the playground.

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