Blundellsands Labour Action Team leader launches Friends of Alexandra Park group

Blundellsands Labour Action Team leader Veronica Bennett with Labour MP Bill Esterson in Alexandra Park.



Blundellsands Labour Action Team leader Veronica Bennett is launching a new group to fight for the interests of one of her favourite local parks.

Veronica, 23, has lived near to the park on Regent Road for the past 20 years.

She said the park has always been one of her favourites, but the quality of its upkeep has slipped.

Veronica said: "I remember loving that park when I was younger. I played in there for hours with my friends. I still love it now. But it is starting to look a little run down and in need of a little attention.

"That's why I want to set up a Friends of Alexandra Park. I've seen what improvement the friends of the other parks in Crosby have made and I want to do the same thing here."

Alexandra Park is home to a Garden of Remembrance where each year the community gathers to remember the war dead.

The Park is also famed for its interesting diversity of tree species.

Veronica said: "The park is a really great place. There's its impressive history and the fact that it does have so many interesting species of tree.

"But it has started to look as though it needs a little care and attention. So what I am hoping is that I can get a number of people together to join in forming a Friends of Alexandra Park group.

"Sefton Council has already provided a very informative pack on how to go about setting up the group. But the very first thing I need are volunteers to join me.

"I do think a Friends of Alexandra Park could work wonders. We can finally start the process of returning this park to its former glory."

Crosby MP Bill Esterson has backed Veronica's campaign.

Bill said: "Alexandra Park is a much used and much appreciated park. Veronica just wants to make it better.

"It's great that she wants to set up a group to support the park and I would be delighted to help out as much as I can."


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