Environment Agency help remove makeshift missiles from Lilford Park
3:00pm Monday 9th September 2013 in NW
CHIPPINGS in Lilford Park have been removed as they were being used as missiles.
Limestone chippings were installed as part of a project in July - where volunteers from Barclays Bank installed three benches overlooking the best view - but they proved more trouble then they were worth.
But thanks to the WLCT and the Environment Agency, the Friends of Lilford Park have been able to replace the chippings with a finer material.
David Sykes, the FoLP chairman, said: “The limestone chippings turned out to be a mistake on our part as they provided excellent missiles which were used by the hooligans in the park to pepper the new benches with paint chips.
“The EA noted our dismay at this damage to the charitable work that Barclays had done and offered to help us to cover the area with a less 'missile' material.”
The culture trust provided the material while the EA team provided a tractor and three helpers from the neighbouring pumping station to distribute the cover and tamp it down.
David said: “We thank Barclays, the EA and the WLCT on behalf of the park users for again helping us to improve Lilford Park for the benefit of the everyone in Leigh and District.”
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