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Team effort to improve community space

Teamwork and community spirit helped spruce up a Slough park.

The community volunteer day in Baylis Park was organised jointly with SNAP (Slough North Action Project), Councillor Fiza Matloob, Slough Amey and the council’s parks and community safety teams.

Councillor Fiza Matloob, ward councillor for Baylis and Stoke, said: “We had a great turn out of around 20 volunteers who came along to the historic walled garden to learn and take part in gardening activities such as rose and fruit pruning, tree planting and weeding and tidying the beds and borders.

“It was a fun morning and the support from the community towards making this beautiful historic garden even more special was great.”

The community safety team also organised a litter pick on the day and the SNAP members organised laughing yoga and rewarded participants with chocolate.

The council is planning to apply for Heritage Lottery funding to restore Baylis Park and is looking for people to work with them and SNAP to help influence and support the application.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Bruce Hicks on bruce.hicks@slough.gov.uk

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