Help make Cross Flatts Park fit as a fiddle this weekend

With the Rio Olympics in full swing, local volunteers will be working together to tidy and smarten up the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) in Beeston’s Cross Flatts Park this Saturday (13th August) – and are inviting others to join in!

Helpers of all ages are welcome at this weekend's clear-up (image: Alistair Kaye)
Helpers of all ages are welcome at this weekend’s clear-up (image: Alistair Kaye)!

Members of groups including Leeds Green Party and Cross Flatts parkrun will be working together between 9.30am-12pm – in particular, to sweep up broken glass, and clear the gullies between the basketball, football, and tennis courts in the centre of the park.

Other volunteers are very welcome to join in too, for any length of time. Bring tools and kit if possible (stiff brooms will be most useful), but these will also be available if not. Participants are also invited to bring sports kit (tennis rackets, footballs, frisbees, etc), and picnic food to share, for after the clear-up.

Ed Carlisle, who’s helped organise the clear-up, says:

“The Olympics are getting us all thinking about sport, so tidying up the MUGA seems like a simple and obvious way to make things better in our community. There are local people who – with the support of the Council’s Parks and Countryside team – are working really hard year-round to improve the park, and it’s a great local asset. This event won’t be anything grand, but we just want to chip in and play our part too.”

This post was written by Mark Hodgkinson using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.