- Nick Clegg meets John Brighton in Millhouses Park
During a tour of the award winning Millhouses Park, Sheffield Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg praised the local community for securing exceptional improvements to their park.
Last Friday (April 13) Nick was taken on a tour of the Park’s outstanding facilities by John Brighton and Kate Stow of the ‘Friends of Millhouses Park’ Group.
Over the years the Friend’s work has secured many new attractions, including an outdoor ‘splash’ water play area, a climbing wall, a zip wire, new Oak Avenue, Scooter Roadway, Fish Pass, Sensory Garden and an outdoor gym.
Over a cup of tea in the Café, Nick spoke to local people from across the community, including the ‘Pudding Ladies’ who run the Café , the Bowling Club and others, to personally thank them.
Commenting, Nick Clegg said:
“Millhouses Park is a jewel in the crown of Sheffield’s green spaces. But what makes it even more impressive, is that the first class facilities are as a direct result of an outstanding community spirit.
“It was a pleasure to be able to have a chat about plans for the future, and the Millhouses community generally, over a cup of tea. The Friends and all the other community groups active across the area deserve our thanks for their hard work.”
John Brighton of Friends of Millhouses Park said:
“It was a pleasure to show Nick around the Park and have a chat over a cup of tea in the Café. We are extremely proud of the improvements the Group and others have helped secure for the local community. This was a perfect opportunity to show them off.”