Friends of East Rugby Group (FERG) have been going a couple of years. The Friends took on a little local park because it was becoming a very anti-social place to visit, yet it had a nice area for the children to play. There were drug problems on the site and it was becoming generally rundown and neglected, thankfully the Council help the group and support them with their mission to make the park feel welcome and loved again.
They now run regular litter picking sessions and have installed extra benches, which they purchased themselves via fund-raising activities.
One of the things they are most proud of is they had a disused building that was an eyesore and put off people using the park. They lobbied the Council and they took the building down. The park has now taken on a totally new environment. They get a lot more children playing, and they are moving have plans for future improvements.
What is nice is that the Council have come back to them to ask what the community wants for this park, so they are now working together.