Fresh look for Bar­well park

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

BAR­WELL Park has a fresh look, thanks to a govern­ment com­mu­nity scheme.

The green space’s skate ramps, play area, benches and teen shel­ter were re­painted, while graf­fiti was re­moved, with help from the Govern­ment Com­mu­nity Pay­back Scheme.

The na­tional project in­volves of­fend­ers of cer­tain crimes do­ing be­tween 40 and 300 hours of un­paid com- mu­nity work, help­ing re­pay for their mis­deeds and keep pub­lic ar­eas in good con­di­tion.

A red plaque and boul­der to wel­come vis­i­tors at the park’s en­trance were in­stalled to mark the makeover, do­nated by Mid­land Quarry Prod­ucts in El­lis­town.

Barry Granger, chair­man of Bar­well Parish Coun­cil, thanked com­mu­nity pay­back un­paid work su­per­vi­sor Paul Harper for his help in ar­rang­ing the clean-up.

Mr Harper is the work su­per­vi­sor for Derbyshire, Le­ices­ter­shire, Not­ting­hamshire and Rut­land Com­mu­nity Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Com­pany.

Coun­cil­lor Granger said: “This ex­tra sup­port has been a huge help and is very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

“As a parish coun­cil, we work very hard to keep all the Bar­well parks clean and tidy.”

Bar­well Park was re­fur­bished, with help from the Govern­ment Com­mu­nity Pay­back Scheme

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