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Big turn-out for meeting to set up Friends of Dawstone Park group

Heswall Society event

Published on February 23, 2015

The Heswall Society organised an open meeting to discuss the formation of a Friends of Dawstone Park Group at St Peter’s School.

On a very cold evening 50 people turned up to hear an introduction by Fergus Adams from the Wirral South Wirral Constituency Committee. He explained how a friends group could raise the profile of Dawstone Park and achieve Green Flag status with all the benefits that entailed.

Martin Harrison, from the Friends of Ashton Park in West Kirby, then explained how their friends group have worked with the council to vastly improve their park and involve the local community both by working together and making the park more attractive.

Les Rowlands, Deputy Mayor, spoke of the financial pressures faced by Wirral Borough Council and how a Friends Groups, working with the council, could achieve a substantial improvement to the park.

There were many questions from the floor before Dennis Clegg, chairman of the Heswall Society, called for volunteers to form a Steering Group with the intention of forming a Friends of Dawstone Park Group. Eight people volunteered straight away.

Dawstone Park is a major asset to Heswall much enjoyed by children and their parents who appreciate its compact size and the secure boundaries separating it from the surrounding roads.