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Today Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Sheffield Hallam MP, pitched in to help local environmental volunteers at a Sheffield beauty spot.
Nick and local Lib Dem councillor Colin Ross joined the Friends of Millhouses Park at Beauchief Gardens to help with gardening duties.
The work is part of the Friends on-going commitment to maintain the Gardens, which were donated to the city by the J. G. Graves Trust in 1935 and are situated next to Beauchief Dam.
The level of care had declined up until the 1990s, until the Friends of Millhouses Park stepped in to restore the Gardens.
“It was a pleasure to help the Friends of Millhouses Park and Park Ranger team at Beauchief Gardens.
“It is easy to take Sheffield’s many green and open spaces for granted. But it is worth remembering that we only have these beauty spots because of volunteer’s hard work right across our City.
“They all deserve our upmost gratitude and there is no better way to show support than getting your hands dirty and joining in.”
John Brighton, Secretary of Friends of Millhouses Park said:-
“We rely on volunteers to carry out our work so it is always great to see people turn out to help at events like this. We hold them throughout the year and I would urge people to come along to have fun and help out.”
In accordance with our Constitution, section P(2), we hereby give notice that our AGM will take place this year on Thursday 7th October 2010, 7.30 pm in the Park Café and last until until 9 pm.
Our agenda and other information will follow in due course.
Friends of Millhouses Park has an article published in the Easter 2010 issue of Trio magazine.
We’ have updated the local community on the latest issues including the fish pass, the SPLASH project, the sensory garden, the skate park the outdoor gym, the corn mill project and recent problems in the park.