South Leeds: Digging in to help park’s friends

SPADE WORK: One of the PSCOs at Rothwell Country Park.
SPADE WORK: One of the PSCOs at Rothwell Country Park.
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Volunteers working to make the most of their local park had some welcome support from local PCSOs who pitched in during the latest tidy up event.

The officers joined the Friends of Rothwell Country Park to help clear the area alongside the beck and plant new trees there.

Together with eight residents and park ranger Joe Walker, they planted around 100 trees throughout the course of the weekend.

The Friends meet monthly to look at community issues linked to the park and help with its general maintenance.

The group was established in August 2010 after a number of public meetings to discuss the future of the park.

Its aims include increasing public awareness of the park and enhancing its wildlife.

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