Become a friend of Valley Park
July 7, 2021
Two members of Cramlington Town Council are hoping that local residents will help them to form a community group to care for one of Cramlington’s most valued green spaces.
The Friends of Valley Park group is being formed by councillors Steve Garrett and Paul Ezhilchelvan with the aim of protecting and promoting the beautiful, wooded area that features a stream, wetlands and an abundance of natural diversity.
The plan is to recognise the land as a local nature site and involve the local community with various initiatives that will conserve the area, encourage biodiversity within it and increase public use of the woodland.
Topics for discussion include creating a nature trail that will feature QR Coded information points that will relay data about local wildlife, the local environment and local heritage.
It is hoped there will be opportunities for learning and to care for the environment as well as opportunities for observation experiences through the installation of nature webcams.
Future projects in the woodland could include conservation workshops, surveys and planting schemes.
After recently organising a successful community litter-pick in the park, the councillors are wanting to form a more structured group.
If you are interested in being involved in the Friends of Valley Park group, Steve and Paul are keen to hear from you.
Cllr Steve Garrett said: “We are so lucky to have this stunning space within Cramlington. If you would like to be part of the group you could email me at email@example.com.
Paul and I are ambitious with our plans for the group – we would like it to become an independent community-led group – but at the heart of everything will be the understanding that the park is somewhere very special that must be future-proofed so it can be enjoyed and appreciated by generations to come.
Pictured: Councillors Steve Garrett and Paul Ezhilchelvan at Valley Park and an aerial view of Valley Park, source@GoogleMaps