Fresh look for Barwell park
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