A new community group is being established by residents and users of Anglesey Nature Reserve in Hednesford following a successful litter pick and park tidy event before Christmas.

 

In late December park users were joined by members of Cannock Chase Green Party and the Heart of Hednesford community group to partake in park tidying and litter picking. This has now led to a community group being established to undertake regular maintenance and improvement activities in this valued local amenity.

 

A public meeting has been organised at Hednesford Library on Monday January 30th at 6pm for the group to get things moving.

 

Organisers are asking for local residents who can spare a couple of hours a month to keep the park tidy, complete small tasks and activities to improve the various walks, the brook and the woodland. This will be undertaken in conjunction with Cannock Chase District Council who will ensure the ecology and conservation of the area is completed against an agreed management plan.

 

Local Resident Mick Walker, enthused;

 

“A number of us regular park users having been wanting to keep the various walking routes tidy for a long time and it’s great that we can now help do our bit to help return the park to its former glory”

Paul Woodhead, Green Party Councillor for Hednesford South commented;

 

“This is community engagement and activism in action. Our fantastic community coming together to take care of a beautiful corner of our town. If we can all spare a couple of hours a month we can really build the community spirit demonstrated here and in the many other groups making a difference across Hednesford”

 

Countryside campaigner and Green Party activist Stuart Crabtree added

 

“It is a real privilege to help establish this group with people who really care for the local environment and want to contribute to the improvement of the nature reserve for future generations”

 

Everyone from the local community is welcome and if you want further details please contact either Paul 07930 120077 or Stuart 07528 885322