Volunteers get stuck in to spruce up pocket park in Desborough

The volunteers getting stuck in at Desborough Pocket Park
The volunteers getting stuck in at Desborough Pocket Park
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Volunteers spent several hours cutting, clearing and weeding to get their pocket park ready for winter.

People of all ages gave up their time to make sure Desborough Pocket Park was looking good and ready for the winter months.

The volunteers were rewarded with soup afterwards

The volunteers were rewarded with soup afterwards

Volunteer events are held throughout the year to ensure the park is well maintained, with the most recent event taking place on October 1.

A message posted on the park’s Facebook page after the event said: “Thank you to everyone who came to the park’s volunteer morning.

“We had lots of new faces and everyone worked very hard.

“Kettering Borough Council has also been in the park this week clearing trees from the Prince Rupert Ave entrance.

The volunteer day at Desborough Pocket Park

The volunteer day at Desborough Pocket Park

“There is now a lot more light and space at the entrance.”

The volunteers’ efforts included cutting back trees and hedges and getting rid of any weeds, and everyone who volunteered was rewarded with soup afterwards.

Since then, there has also been work carried out on the park’s pond, which has been cleared out by a professional team with specialist machinery.

For more information about the pocket park, which is the responsibility of Desborough Town Council but maintained by volunteers, search for Desborough Pocket Park on Facebook.