16 Nov Hillmorton councillors dig deep to improve Featherbed Lane recreation ground
Warwickshire County Councillor Yousef Dahmash and Hillmorton Rugby Borough Councillors Kathryn Lawrence and David Cranham join local residents to plant trees in Featherbed Lane Recreation ground
Featherbed Lane recreation ground in Hillmorton is looking a little greener thanks to local councillors Yousef Dahmash, Kathryn Lawrence and David Cranham.
The Hillmorton-based councillors successfully applied for free tree packs from the Woodland Trust over the summer and joined local residents and the Council’s parks team on Wednesday to plant them.
Hundreds of trees were planted on the day which followed on from bulb planting in the recreation ground at the weekend.
Councillor Yousef Dahmash who lives in Hillmorton said:
“Helping to maintain and improve all of our local green spaces is incredibly important to me and Hillmorton’s Rugby Borough councillors. Featherbed Lane recreation ground could offer so much more to the local community and we are doing all we can to ensure it realises that potential.
“I grew up playing football in the park and although it has seen lots of improvement in recent years thanks to the work of our local councillors there is still more that we can do. I am working with Kathryn Lawrence, David Cranham and Nigel Allen as the local Rugby Borough councillors to identify funding streams to replace the sports pavilion and we will continue to work hard improving the overall condition of the park.
“I would like to thank the Woodland Trust for providing us with hundreds of trees, Rugby Borough Council for allowing us to plant them in the recreation ground and local residents for coming out to help on the day. It was a real community effort which demonstrates the depth of community spirit that exists in Hillmorton.”