If you’ve been in Victoria Park, Haywards Heath this week, then you may have noticed a group of teenagers armed with gardening equipment in and around the steps leading up to the Plantation area. They are 16-17 year-olds taking part in a 4-week course run by NCS (National Citizen Service) and Groundwork South.
The course culminates in a community project, with the youngsters choosing to carry out clearance work at the plantation area of the park, wishing to make it into a more usable area for young people and families.
This has involved removing dense foliage around the trees and completely clearing alway all the overgrowth by the steps which leads up to this secluded area. They’ve also been clearing the footpath too.
Secret Garden Party
The result of their hard work will be unveiled with a Free Secret Garden Party that’s taking place this Friday (19th August) from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Local businesses are helping to provide food, with donations coming from Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, with cakes supplied by Victoria Park’s very own Tory’s Cafe. There’s also scheduled to be music along with other fun and games. There’s a Facebook Event page if you seek to know more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1588076278152825/
These young people have been working really hard all week in the sweltering heat, and it would be brilliant to see lots of members of the community turning out to enjoy their efforts and to congratulate them for all that they’ve achieved. See you there!