Transforming the park benches
A PROJECT which offers opportunities for the unemployed is making a real difference in Eastville Park.
The ParkWork project runs sessions to help maintain and repair the park. Its latest success is the transformation of park benches which had been looking a little worse for wear.
ParkWork coordinator Jo Mckenna said: "The benches had been long overdue a tidy up and fresh coat of wood preserver but now they look great.
"It is widely recognised that volunteering, especially outdoors, is a great way to relieve stress and improve mental health and fitness. The ParkWork project aims to offer worthwhile volunteering opportunities, which enhance our parks but also offer skills training and mentoring to individuals on a route to employment or who feel that just getting out and active benefits their wellbeing as a whole."
ParkWork sessions are at Eastville Park every third Wednesday of the month, meeting in the car park at 9.30am.
More information can be found on the ParkWork Facebook page.