Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Meeting to set up “Friends” of historic park

Residents of the Whickham area of Gateshead are being invited to help set up a “Friends” group for the village’s historic Chase Park.

The initiative comes from Whickham’s local Liberal Democrat Councillors who believe that a Friends of Chase Park group could help to win improvements and investment for the much loved facility.

The meeting to set up the group will be held at 7pm on Thursday 8th October at Whickham Community Centre.

Councillor Peter Craig said, “Chase Park is a well used facility but it needs some improvements. We believe that a community based group will be a strong voice for the investment that the park needs.”

Councillor Peter Maughan said, “We want to encourage as many residents of Whickham and the surrounding villages as possible to become members of the group. Anyone interested is taking part is welcome to come to the meeting.”

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