Teenagers help with park’s lake upgrade

Prince's Trust members helping to clear some of the land around the lake including clearing  willow. Team leader Mark Williams with the volunteers
Prince's Trust members helping to clear some of the land around the lake including clearing willow. Team leader Mark Williams with the volunteers

A group of youngsters has helped with major regeneration at Wicksteed Park as part of their work for the Prince’s Trust charity.

The group of 14 teenagers, based in Kettering, spent two weeks at the park’s lake, helping the renovation stay eco-friendly by using willow trees for fencing and helping maintain wildlife eco systems.

“It’s been hard work,” said team leader Mark Williams. “But in terms of the bigger picture, of helping the community, it’s been good.”

The £2m revamp, which includes £1m in lottery funding, aims to improve the lake by deepening it, creating new beaches for families and the creation of new wildlife habitats.