Volunteers clean up Homefield Park

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AROUND 20 people joined together to take part in the ‘Big Clean Up’ of Highfield Park on Saturday.

The event, which was organised by the Friends of Homefield, saw volunteers don plastic tabards, gloves and litter pickers to target the area.

Volunteer Pam Bennett said: “Very little dogs’ mess was found so hopefully the message is getting across to dog walkers, but some smokers using the benches nearest to the hospital have not yet learned to use the special cigarette bins provided.

“The most unusual find was a small pile of lead which had been stolen from the pavilion roof a few weeks earlier.

“Hopefully seeing us clearing up will make more park users aware and maybe encourage them to make sure the next generation is also.”

The refurbishment of Homefield Park’s play area was completed on Thursday (July 25).

It will be officially opened on Friday August 9 at the Playday Picnic at Homefield Park. The event, which starts at 11am, will include a cupcake raffle, free bouncy castle, skateboarding sessions, facepainting and a fire engine on display.