New-look Clitheroe park to be unveiled to public

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A TRANSFORMED Brungerley Park will be unveiled to the public this weekend.

There’s more to see and do now including a children’s Trim Trail, the Sculpture Trail and of course, Cross Hills Nature Reserves.

This Saturday, the new Trim Trail will be officially opened by Edisford Primary School pupil Lucy Beard (nine). It was installed by her father Nick Beard, who owns Woodstoc UK Ltd based at Backridge Farm, Waddington. All local children are invited to go along and try it out during the event from 2 till 4pm. Refreshments will be available and activities include secret dens, climbing nets and much more.

Gardeners worked tirelessly on Sunday planting, weeding and tidying up the Waddington Road entrance.

Despite bad weather when Radio Lancashire “Lancashire Outdoors” with Stephen Lowe went on air live from the park, some shrubs were already in the ground. Ribble Valley Borough Councillor Simon Hoare and Clitheroe Round Tablers were just some of those who volunteered.

In their spare time, park workers John, Keith and Dave had collected plant donations, done extensive preparatory work in transporting mulch and compost to the park and every plant had its designated place. There were numerous donations from organisations, businesses and individuals which are all now growing in the park.

Painting the benches on the middle path was out of the question, but Alan Boardman has volunteered to do this work when the weather is fine with paint donated by Crown, of Darwen.