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Council encourages involvement with local parks

PUBLISHED: 14:25 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:25 22 March 2018

Councillor June Slaughter, Chairman of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s Open Spaces Community Engagement Sub-Group and Members of the Friends of Riverside Gardens Erith. Picture: Bexley Council

Councillor June Slaughter, Chairman of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s Open Spaces Community Engagement Sub-Group and Members of the Friends of Riverside Gardens Erith. Picture: Bexley Council

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Park teams in the borough are encouraging residents to get involved in their local park or open space.

Members of the Friends of Riverside Gardens, Erith were presented with the key to a new onsite storage cupboard. Picture: Bexley CouncilMembers of the Friends of Riverside Gardens, Erith were presented with the key to a new onsite storage cupboard. Picture: Bexley Council

Earlier this week, (March 19) members of the Friends of Riverside Gardens, Erith (FORGE), were presented with the key to a new onsite storage cupboard which, along with a new water supply, has been installed by the council to help the group care for the flowers and shrubs they plant in the gardens.

A new Friends Group information pack to help residents was also launched.

Cllr Peter Craske, cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, said: “We want to commend and support the sterling work which volunteers such as the Friends of Riverside Gardens Erith do.”

The information pack provides advice and guidance for residents who want to set themselves up as a voluntary group.

Anyone interested in setting up or joining one of the existing Friends Group should email Parks&OpenSpaces@bexley.gov.uk

Copies of the information pack are available in local libraries and online at https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parks-and-open-spaces/friends-groups-and-environmental-voluntary-groups

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