PREPARATIONS are underway for a clean-up of a park in Hyde, after volunteers were handed new tools and equipment by MP Jonathan Reynolds.
The Friends of Pole Bank Park, in Gee Cross, now have a collection of shovels, spades and litter picks, as well as a lock-up cabin, after receiving a grant of £2000 from the Hyde District Assembly.
And earlier this week Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds and newly elected local councillor Raja Miah visited the group to hear about their plans.
"Pole Bank Park is a small park that is really valued by the local community," said Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds.
"I understand the Friends of Pole Bank Park have undertaken a lot of work already - and I am delighted that their important work is being supported by the District Assembly in this way.
"The tools and the storage cabin will be put to extremely good use – and I was delighted to hear about the ongoing project."
Residents and volunteers are invited to help clean-up the park with members of the Friends of Pole Bank Park at 10am on Saturday 19 May.
Cllr Raja Miah said: "Before the elections I promised I would help create green spaces for people to enjoy, so I'll be there on Saturday morning.
"The Friends of Pole Bank Park, led by David and Karl Barlow, have done some really good work cleaning up the lake, restoring the Victorian bridge and recreating woodland.
"A neglected area has been turned into a beautiful corner of Gee Cross, but we can still do more. So I would like to invite the people of Hyde to come down and join me at the weekend."
Pictured with Jonathan Reynolds and Raja Miah are David Barlow and Karl Barlow, and Hyde councillors Phil Fitzpatrick, Peter Robinson and Jim Fitzpatrick.
Anyone interested in taking part in the clean-up should meet by the lake in Pole Bank Park, off Stockport Road, Hyde, at 10am on Saturday (May 19,2012).
Published 15 May, 2012.