Plans for volunteer scheme to protect Wellingborough’s Castle Fields Park

The band concert in September
The band concert in September
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People are being urged to help set up a scheme to protect their park from vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

The Castle Fields Community Group (CFCG) is hoping to launch a park watch scheme for Castle Fields Park in Wellingborough.

Rubbish left in the brook in Castle Fields, Wellingborough

Rubbish left in the brook in Castle Fields, Wellingborough

They have already met with Wellingborough Council officials to discuss the idea and have now organised an open meeting with police to discuss setting up the scheme.

The open meeting is taking place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, October 14, at the Victoria Centre in Palk Road, Wellingborough.

Anyone who would like to attend can call Marion or Karon on 01933 381467 or email cfcg.wellingborough@yahoo.co.uk.

But this is just one of several initiatives the group is working on to improve the park for all its visitors.

We have a wonderful brook, but it keeps being filled with rubbish

Volunteers are invited to take part in a clean-up of the park’s brook, which is regularly filled with rubbish and dumped items.

Group chairman Marion Turner-Hawes said: “We have a wonderful brook, but it keeps being filled with rubbish.

“We plan to clear the brook and keep it clean for people and the wildlife that inhabits the park.

“Please come and join us in clearing this lovely brook.”

The clean-up is taking place between 9am and 5pm on Saturday, October 10.

Anyone who would like to help can meet by the toilet block in the park with wet weather clothing and a packed lunch.

Refreshments will be provided.

Anyone who would like to get involved can call Dave on 07774 010000.

The community group has also carried out a survey of the park to identify issues, concerns and find out people’s views to improve the park and activities available there.

More than 40 people attended a public meeting about the park earlier this year, and the group also held a brass band concert and a second hand sale recently.

Other work is ongoing too, including looking at ways in which the group can work with other organisations and applying for funds.

For more information about the group and its efforts to clean up the park search for Castle Fields Community Group (Wellingborough) on Facebook.