Park gets grant boost

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Users of a South Yorkshire country park are getting a better view of what the surrounding community has to offer thanks to a four-figure grant.

The Friends Of Ulley Country Park, near Rotherham, has used a £1,620 grant from renewable energy firm Banks Renewables to erect new notice boards.

The notice boards have been designed to help create a better understanding between the different parts of the community.

Its aim is to encourage both residents and visitors from further afield to make more use of the area.

Di Haswell, who is part of the Friends Of Ulley Country Park committee, said: “What we’ve found is that people are getting to the far side of the park and don’t tend to go beyond the gates to see what else might be on offer in the wider community.

“Putting up the notice boards makes it easy for everyone to see what’s happening both in the park and in the village, and it will hopefully encourage more people to visit them.”

Mark Dowdall, environment and community director at the Banks Group, said: “The Friends dedicate a lot of time and energy to keeping Ulley Country Park in the best possible shape, and we’re very pleased to be supporting their ongoing drive.”