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Geoffrey Settle
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After years of neglect and removal of Wardens, the new 'Friends of Peel Hall' are having an impact for the better.

 

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Above show work done on the Bridal Way and work around the ponds, that used to be full of bikes, tyres and other stuff, I know because I used to drag them out and get the council to remove them!!

 

It's got a long way to go before it reaches a green flag status that the outer areas of Warrington have but at least Warrington Borough Council recogonise that there is a need to spend time and money in the area.

 

The Friends of Peel Hall especially Bob Haskew are working very hard to change the years of neglect and supported by the Stronger Together team from Greenwood Avenue. :D

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After years of neglect and removal of Rangers, the new 'Friends of Peel Hall' are having an impact for the better.

 

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Above show work done on the Bridal Way and work around the ponds, that used to be full of bikes, tyres and other stuff, I know because I used to drag them out and get the council to remove them!!

 

It's got a long way to go before it reaches a green flag status that the outer areas of Warrington have but at least Warrington Borough Council recogonise that there is a need to spend time and money in the area.

 

The Friends of Peel Hall especially Bob Haskew are working very hard to change the years of neglect and supported by the Stronger Together team from Greenwood Avenue. :D

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The other positive thing that has happened a few months ago was the letter written by the children of St Bridgets about the disgusting state of the park. It was addressed to the then Mayor and highlighted in the local press and hey presto WBC started to take a keen interest in cleaning up the rubbish.

 

So well done St Bridgets. 8)

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Nothing new. :roll:

 

Latchford have a Friends and so does Westy, as well as other areas.

 

No Peter, 'nothing new' thats why I wrote "It's always nice to hear of positive action in the community" :roll:

 

Whether it's active 'friends' in Latchford or Westy or Peel Hall or anywhere else, praise where praise is due is also nice, :)

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Whether it's active 'friends' in Latchford or Westy or Peel Hall or anywhere else, praise where praise is due is also nice, :)

 

Sha,

I would prefer extra hands rather than praise.

As the saying goes, "Many hands make light work"!!!

 

Given that the council "expect" the Third Sector to fill the gaps that they create, the bodies are needed.

My comment was because it sounded as if this was a new idea, NOT because it was being publicised.

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Yes Peter, many hands do certainly lighten the workload!

I was praising 'the hands'. :lol:

Over the years I've done quite a bit of voluntary work, which can at times seem a thankless task, but then every now and then someone shows a little appreciation which is nice. :)

 

There are so many ways in which 'life in the community' could be improved. I can't understand why councils don't invest in mass community regeneration programmes which would not only create jobs but would vastly improve the quality of life for all of us!

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They haven't got a box to tick for that initiative. :wink:

Our group has been waiting months for a contract to take over one of the Rangers Cabins. It appears (after investigation) that the legal dept require the measurements of the cabin. Not got a clue WHY, as the details have been agreed.

Red tape and incompetency put the brakes on most endeavours. :twisted:

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A similar initiative was mentioned at the last Friends of Peel Hall meeting. It is hoped that a replacement cabin will be installed where the old one once stood and that amongst other users will be the PCSOs and the Neighbourhood Wardens. There are issues to resolve with the local residents but the aim is to get some sort of presence back in the park.

 

With all these initiatives going on in our local parks maybe there is a need for the groups to exchange ideas so that they all benefit from each other?s experiences.

 

The Friends of Peel Hall went to the Annual Knowsley Flower Show and spent the day taking notes and talking to people about how a very successful Friend's of a Knowsley Park operate.

 

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