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Working together to improve our open spaces

Published on Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Maldon District Council, Maldon in Bloom and Community Payback; working together to improve our open spaces.

This week Suzanne Finch, Maldon District Council’s Parks and Countryside Community Officer has been working with members of Maldon in Bloom and offenders undertaking Community Payback to improve Longfields Park, Maldon.

Suzanne and the Community Payback team have been replacing dead trees and clearing vegetation along the Olympic Avenue in Longfields Park. While the green fingered Maldon in Bloom team have been stripping boarders and planting special ‘Grow Wild’ wildflowers provided by Kew Gardens.

The Councils Countryside and Coast team regularly work with offenders as part of Community Payback programs across the District. Since September 2017, there have been over 2000 hours of Community Payback and volunteer hours taking place in a number of parks & open spaces across the District.

If you are interested in volunteering or have suggestions for local project ideas that could be assisted by the work of the Countryside & Coast Team and Community Payback, please contact us via email countrysideandcoast@maldon.gov.uk