22nd December 2016
A team of volunteers from the British Horse Society saddled up and took the reins at Cronton this week to complete a selection of works at the Widnes site.
Despite tough weather conditions the equestrians got stuck in with clearing moss and vegetation and several other tasks that have made a real difference to the site entrance. There is now a clear space where British Horse Society members can park and meet up ahead of their hacks.
James Cooper, Senior Landscape Manager at Cronton, said: “The volunteer day went really well and the group did a fantastic job. Members of the British Horse Society regularly enjoy getting out on the site so it’s wonderful that they are also involved in looking after it.”
The former Cronton Colliery site has been closed for more than 20 years and is now under ownership of the Land Trust. The long term vision is to create an informal country park for the local community to enjoy.
I used to work at Askern pit so I've got an affinity with the place. I've been volunteering at the park for the past couple of years, helping people get the most out of it.
Pete Robson, volunteer at Warren House Park
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