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New facilities for all to enjoy at Damson Lane Park

Sarah Mason 11th May, 2021

CHILDREN and adults can practise their throwing skills after a ball shooter was installed at Damson Lane Park.

The Friends of Damson Parks installed the play equipment alongside a new noticeboard to welcome visitors of all ages.

The ballshooter was funded by Tesco Bags of Help and is situated adjacent to the children’s play area.

Funding for the noticeboard was provided by Elmdon Ward councillors and Councillor Laura McCarthy and Coun Glenis Slater.

The noticeboard will display information about the Friends group as well as park events and paintings from pupils at Coppice Junior School.

Coun McCarthy said: “The Friends of Damson Parks group have worked incredibly hard to improve the park and local area for residents, and the results are amazing. When we heard that the group was struggling to find funding for the noticeboard, we were pleased to authorise some of our discretionary ward budget to help them purchase it.

“This noticeboard will allow the group to publicise the great work that they are doing and get the community involved in future activities.

“They are already in discussion with other groups about collaborative working and we hope that this board will help connect the community at a time when so many have been isolated for so long.”

The Friends of Damson Parks was set up in 2012 by a group of volunteers who wanted to improve the park and help Solihull Council with the park’s maintenance and development.

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