1,000 daffodils planted in Seaton Park

Volunteers lending a hand during the Friends fo Seaton Park Spruce Up event on Sunday
Volunteers lending a hand during the Friends fo Seaton Park Spruce Up event on Sunday

PARK volunteers pitched in during a successful event to spruce it up for users.

Almost 1,000 daffodil bulbs were planted in Seaton Park on Sunday in the event organised by the friends of the park and Hartlepool Borough Council’s Countryside Team.

They were joined by other members of the public including some young faces.

The bulbs were planted in the soil on either side of a 50 metre stretch of path near the park’s sensory garden.

Graeme Measor, secretary of the Friends of Seaton Park was delighted with the support for the day.

He said: “It was hard work, I was exhausted afterwards.

“We had more volunteers turn up than anticipated which was great.

“One lady who has just moved to the area came down because she wanted to help and that was really appreciated.

“The bulbs we planted should look really nice when they come through in the spring.

“We also took out an industrial amount of weeds from the sensory garden.”

The day had been due to run for four hours but lasted six in total.

The friends group hope that everybody’s efforts make the park a more attractive place and encourages more people to use it.

The group, which held a busy fun day last month, is also on the look out for new members.

They are encouraging anyone to find out more by going along to their next meeting.

It is on Tuesday, October 14, at Seaton Social Club, Station Lane and starts at 6pm.

Or for more details, visit the Friends of Seaton Park on Facebook.