Pocket park ready to open

Stanwick residents have been invited to take a picnic along to celebrate the official opening of the town’s new pocket park on Saturday, August 31.

Stanwick Pocket Park Group has worked over the past 18 months to transform the land in Raunds Road.

A grant of £30,000 from Grantscape has allowed the group to develop the six-acre site by providing seating, creating three ponds, introducing trees and plants and the foundation work for a wild flower meadow.

Stanwick Parish Council bought the site in 2009 for the benefit of the community. It gave a 25-year management agreement to the pocket park group to allow it to create and maintain the park.

The official opening will run from 4pm to 6pm, with family entertainment on offer.