Park makeover will deter vandals and encourage young gardeners
VICTORIA Park in Redruth is undergoing a makeover to "invigorate" the public space and attract more visitors.
The project will involve the creative and gardening talents of local children, who will be helping to design and plant the new flower beds in the park.
Overgrown shrubs and hedges are being cut back, borders replaced and decorative trees added to "suggest a sub-tropical theme", said a spokesman for Cormac, which will be organising the work.
"This approach will contribute towards the goal of achieving an award-winning park over the coming years," he added.
"The entire sight-line of the park will change, opening up entrances and creating visibility which will contribute to effective policing and make it more welcoming to visitors."
The meeting room in the nursery will also soon be used to run workshops for local schools and community groups.
"Getting children involved gives a degree of appreciation and ownership that helps deter vandalism as well as encourages our youngsters to become tomorrow's gardeners," said the spokesman.
Plant sales and other events will be organised by Cormac and the Friends of Victoria Park to help raise funds for further improvements at both this park and the neighbouring Trefusis Park.
To get involved with the park, contact Jackie Mace on 01872 324979 or e-mail email@example.com