Call for volunteers

Published on: 25 Aug 2017

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help with planting schemes throughout Page Park in the coming months.

Between September and November thousands of pounds worth of plants will be put in place, aimed at making the green space more attractive and boosting biodiversity.

The scheme will take place in three phases. Phase one will be paid for by South Gloucestershire Council with phases two and three being paid for by the Friends of Page Park, which raised the money via the People's Postcode Lottery.

Already, 25,000 bulbs and 2,500 plug plants have been planted behind the war memorial and hedges put in around the play area.

Now £14,300 will be spent on more plants, including shrubs and perennials, for new borders created from the gates by Park Road traffic lights towards the sensory garden.

Planting dates will be posted on the Friends' social media and signs put up around the park so volunteers can turn up to help out.

Friends' vice chair Steph Purser said: "Environmentally, the plants will provide food for insects and help butterflies and bees. The schemes will help soften the whole landscape and make it a prettier and nicer place to be.

"Hopefully it should all be complete by the end of November or beginning of December."

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