Hanging Baskets at Trentham Park

The ‘Friends of Trentham Park’ were glad to host a hanging basket giveaway again this year on 11 June.

As part of their belated Jubilee celebrations, the community group lead by local residents applied for some funding through Asda community fund and were able to purchase in bedding plants, pots and hanging baskets. Residents near the park were encouraged to design their own planter and then were able to take them home, sharing the colour and celebration with streets surrounding the park.

‘Friends of Trentham Park’ is a voluntary group that aims to work in partnership with Leeds City Council to make Trentham Park in Beeston Hill a nice place to be. They maintain the planters, host events, do litter picks and build networks between park users. Over the summer the group intend to host further family friendly events (watch this space).

One of the long term intentions of the group has been to paint a mural on some of the high walls overlooking the park, the process for this has started but permission and funding still necessary. Would you like to join this group ? We currently meet in the nearby Ibrahim Mosque every few months.

The group were saddened to hear about the recent stabbing incident in the park and understand that incidents like this make people more reticent and fearful to venture out. However it makes groups like ‘Friends of Trentham Park’ all the more necessary and important in order to make parks like Trentham Park as positive a community space as possible, used by a wide range of people so please do get involved. For further information contact fotpneedu@gmail.com.


This post was written by Tania Carlisle

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