|A more colourful future for local park|
Refurbishment of Strand on the Green rec kicks off with clean up and planting day
Strand on the Green Recreation Ground will be blooming this summer after local volunteers planted dozens of flowering shrubs and climbers last Sunday 30th April 2006.
Despite a rainy start, the second clean up and planting day organised by the Friends of Strand Rec (FOSR) was well attended and those who braved the drizzle were rewarded with warm sunshine before the morning was over.
Over fifty shrubs and climbers were planted, brightening up the playground, dog exercise area and main pathway. These were kindly donated by B&Q and local sponsors for the day, Cascade hairdressers, Ken Hammond butchers and Chiswick-based travel website Chooseaholiday.com.
A local resident also generously donated a large number of shrubs and the Strand on the Green Association helped fund the purchase of three flowering fruit trees. Many children enjoyed helping with digging and planting, as well as football, face-painting, a treasure hunt and space-hopper races, and were rewarded for their hard work with chocolates donated by Marks and Spencer. CIP supported the day with publicity, equipment and manpower.
More Friends and volunteers are needed, and anyone with an interest in the park, whether as a parent, dog walker or just a local resident who likes the space, is invited to get involved. If you would like to join the friends or make a donation, please contact Colette Connors at 26 Pyrmont Road, W4 3NR, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 5, 2006