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Green fingered bank staff help spruce up Derby Park

A team of green fingered volunteers have teamed up with Sefton’s Parks and Greenspaces team to help spruce up Derby Park, Bootle.

 Eight staff from the Bridle Road based Santander offices donned their gardening gloves and overalls to help improve the park as part of an ongoing community partnership between the council and Santander. 

 The team, alongside Parks and Greenspaces officers, worked throughout the day to paint benches, sweep up fallen leaves, clean up the ball courts, de-weed the Poulsom memorial and even create a new pathway for park visitors. 

 Councillor Ian Moncur, Sefton Council Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said:

“We are very grateful to the Santander team for taking time out of their busy day to come to Derby park and help spruce it up. 

 “The park looks amazing thanks to their efforts and they’ve done so much towards improving and securing the longevity of Derby Park for many years to come.

 “We hope this also encourages others to respect and look after their local park.”

Katie Pearson, Team Leader at Santander Bridle Road, added:

“We really enjoyed our day volunteering with the Parks and Greenspaces team and we’ll definitely be back soon.

 “It was lovely to see the improvements to the park firsthand and it made us appreciate the huge amount of work Sefton and local Friends groups do to keep parks maintained throughout the year.”

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