SCommunity joins forces to create Sheffield park welcome

Launch of Mosaic at Richmond Park  The Mosaic was constructed by a mixture of old and young who were assisted by the youngsters form Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme 'The event was attended by The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, John Campbell, Councillor Martin Lawton, Ossie Owl, Members of The Friends of Richmond Park,the people involved in the mosaic and Park Users
Launch of Mosaic at Richmond Park The Mosaic was constructed by a mixture of old and young who were assisted by the youngsters form Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme 'The event was attended by The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, John Campbell, Councillor Martin Lawton, Ossie Owl, Members of The Friends of Richmond Park,the people involved in the mosaic and Park Users
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CREATIVE residents who put together a mosaic to welcome visitors to a Sheffield park have unveiled the display.

Children and adults, from Intake, Richmond, Stradbroke and Woodthorpe, worked with Sheffield Wednesday FC’s citizenship project and the Friends of Richmond Park on the artwork and other work to clear up the park.

Funding of £2,000 towards the mosaic was provided by the Big Lottery Fund.

The grant was among £8,000 secured by the Friends which has paid for a series of improvements to the park.

The mosaic launch was attended by the children, Wednesday’s mascot Ossie Owl and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun John Campbell, who represents Richmond.

Barbara Morris, vice chairman of the Friends of Richmond Park, said: “The mosaic was made by members of the public, The Friends of Richmond Park and the young people of the Sheffield Wednesday FC citizenship project supervised by the Art in the Park organisation.

“The launch was a very good day with more than 30 people attending.

“The mosaic is the combined effort by members of the community aged from five to 75 years, working to increase participation in the park and a sense of community ownership of this always improving green space,” said Barbara.

The launch was held during a busy week of activities in the park, which have also included BMX riding and football coaching.

■ The Friends of Richmond Park are hosting a further community event, Linkfest 2012, at the park between 10am and 6pm on Sunday, September 16, with music, drama and dance.