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1 July 2014 – Pupils from Westminster Community Primary School have taken part in a planting activity in Ellesmere Port’s Westminster Park in time for the summer holidays.

The final stage of a £36,000 improvement project in the park, pupils helped staff from Plus Dane Housing Trust and the Council to fill the raised bed seating feature, based in the centre of the park, with colourful flowers and plants to provide seasonal interest

Works to improve play and leisure facilities for park users were completed earlier this year and included the provision of new toddler play equipment and enhancements to sports facilities with an extension of the tarmac pitch and the installation of a second goal to enable team sports to be played at the park.

Executive Member for Culture and Economy, Councillor Stuart Parker, said: “I am delighted that this very worthwhile project is now completed and hope the community who helped shape the scheme can now enjoy the space.

“Many thanks to Plus Dane Housing, who funded the planting session, this is a classic example of the successes achieved when everyone works together.”

Local member, Councillor Pat Merrick, said: “The improvements for Westminster Park have come as a direct result of local residents sharing their community’s ideas and I’m delighted to see local children get involved in finishing the project.

“I hope that the community now make the most of the new facilities, especially as the summer holidays draw closer and we enjoy great weather.”

Peter Jones from Plus Dane Housing Trust said “We were really pleased to support this project and involve local young children in the implementation of it.


Planting Westminster Park  Headteacher Westminster Community Primary School Sue Finch, teaching staff, Plus Dane Housing’s Verna Ainsworth and Sharon Simpson, Richard Walters from Parsons the contractor who completed the improvements at the park and pupils and Mary Lavery from the council’s Total Environment Team