Volunteers sought for Sheffield park clean-up

High Hazels Park in Sheffield.
High Hazels Park in Sheffield.

Volunteers are being sought to help spruce up a Sheffield park this week.

Members of the Friends of High Hazels Park will be holding a work day in the park on Wednesday, between 10am and 3pm.

They will be joined at the Darnall park by student volunteers from Sheffield University, while the work will be supervised by Sheffield Council rangers.

The aim of the work is to refurbish the mixed shrub border around one of the bowling greens in the park.

Paul Campbell,chairman of the Friends group, said anyone is welcome to turn up on the day to help out.

He said: “We would be grateful for anyone else who wishes to come and help on the day.

“Protective equipment will be provided.”

The Friends group, a registered charity which formed in 1998, is working with the council to regenerate High Hazels Park, which was once regarded as one of the largest and finest parks in Sheffield.

Efforts are being made to introduce new facilities and attractions to the site to return it to its former glory.

Current facilities include tennis courts, a cricket pitch, children’s playgrounds and a sensory garden, as well as a five-a-side football pitch.