Villagers' £45,000 park makeover

Cllr Penwarden plants a willow at the Ashurst park.

Cllr Penwarden plants a willow at the Ashurst park.

First published in Environment

HUNDREDS of villagers turned out to celebrate their new-look recreation ground.

The park in Whartons Lane, Ashurst, has been given a makeover thanks to a £45,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

A path for joggers and dog-walkers has been created around the edge of the rec.

Other improvements carried out by a group called Friends of the Park include seats, extra trees and shrubs and display boards showing the trees and birds in the area.

Councillor John Penwarden, chairman of New Forest District Council, took part in the celebrations by planting a willow tree.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree