Volunteers taste sweet success in park spruce up project

Friends of Calder Park members and employees of Mondelez get stuck into the clean up.
Friends of Calder Park members and employees of Mondelez get stuck into the clean up.
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A neglected parkland area in Burnley has been restored to its former glory by a band of residents who want to keep their community looking good.

Leanne Hodgson, who lives close to Calder Park in Ightenhill, asked her colleagues from Mondelez, formerly Cadbury, if they would give up some time to spruce up the area with the Friends of Calder Park group.

They happily obliged and with the help of Burnley Council got stuck into the task.

Leanne said: "We removed fence posts from the trees, added wood chip to the playground, cut back the hedges, improved paths, entrances from Longton Road and the Spinney and installed a new bin.

"We received a lot of positive feedback from the residents."

Anyone who would like more information can check out the Friends of Calder Park facebook page.