Following the success of the Friends of Sweyne Park Open Space group that was set up last year, we want to hear from local people who are interested in joining a Friends of Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park group.
Situated in the rolling countryside of the Roach Valley at the south of the District, Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park continues to mature, providing unique recreational facilities. The woodlands, lake and open grassland provide habitat for a huge range of animals and plants and the network of paths and bridleways provide pleasant walks for residents and visitors to the area.
Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment Councillor Michael Starke said “’Friends of’ groups are invaluable to the Council, as they give us a real idea of what’s needed in the local parks and open spaces from a resident’s point of view”.
As a result of resident’s requests at the meetings of the Friends of Sweyne Park Open Space group, a number of changes have already been made, including:
- the installation of additional bins
- improvements to access
- the provision of advice to dog owners about responsible dog ownership
The group is now in the process of organising family friendly events in the park, such as Nature Walks and will be issuing a quarterly newsletter with news and information about the park.
If you are interested in being part of the Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park group then the Council would like to hear from you. The group will meet regularly to discuss events and projects, such as nature walks, supported by the Council as well as discussing any issues the Council needs to be made aware of such as anti-social behaviour or repairs that may be required within the park.
To find out more about becoming a friend of Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park, there will be an open meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 25 March 2010 at Edwards Hall Primary School, Macmurdo Road, Eastwood, Leigh on Sea (entry via Bosworth Road). If you are unable to attend this meeting, but wish to be kept informed of the progress of the group or become involved in the project please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org marking the email ‘Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park’ or call Heather Meggison on 01702 318057.