Overcoming the odds for a better park

FULL UPChris Humb, Amanda Poulsin, Denis Ripley, Clare Berry and Pat Simkin. (d523g438).
FULL UPChris Humb, Amanda Poulsin, Denis Ripley, Clare Berry and Pat Simkin. (d523g438).

A big year for Crow Nest Park just got better after it received an In Bloom award and finally refilled its Victorian lake.

The process to refill the lake was fraught with trouble but all the hard work has paid off and the park now boasts a sparkling lake and an “outstanding” accolade from the Yorkshire In Bloom awards for its wildflower garden.

Friends of Crow Nest Park member Jennifer Devlin said: “We are absolutely delighted, and we are particularly delighted for Brenda Rochell who has completed 10 years of work with us, putting in nearly 8,000 hours.

“We feel really positive and we are looking to the future as to what changes we can make.”

The Friends of Crow Nest Park are currently looking at ways to raise £4,000 for a pump that will keep the lake clean and circulated, while doubling as a water feature.

Jennifer said: “We know where some of the money will come from but we are not sure about the rest.

“We might have to walk around shaking a tin.”