Lancaster park and woodland in safe hands

Coun Abi Mills, second from right, with local residents and members of 16th Lancaster Scout Group.
Coun Abi Mills, second from right, with local residents and members of 16th Lancaster Scout Group.

A new group tasked with looking after and improving a city woodland will be hosting a consultation event next month.

The Friends of Dorrington Woods and Play Park was set up by Green Party City Coun Abi Mills, and held its first Annual General Meeting in September.

In the last year, the group has already carried out three successful litter picks and worked with the council to have a bin installed.

The paths have been improved, and the gate to the park has been mended.

Coun Mills said: “Having been involved in Friends of Greaves Park for many years, I can see how beneficial it is for a local green space to have a Friends of Group.

“The reason I wanted to set this particular group up was because my children use the area with their Scout Group, playing and doing activities in the woods, and I regularly use the play park with my childminded children.

“The area has so much potential, it just needs a bit of tlc and having done the first litter pick, where over 30 people from the neighbourhood and the Scouts turned up to join it, it was obvious that there would be interest in the area for a group to do more.

“I am looking forward to the consultation to hear more ideas of what locals want to be done in the woods and play park, and then working with the group to hopefully turn these ideas into reality.”

The consultation event will be held on Saturday November 12 at 2pm in the Scout Hut in Dorrington Road.

All welcome to attend.