14th November 2016
National land management charity the Land Trust has reappointed Doncaster Council to manage Warren House Park for a further 10 years.
Following a decade-long successful partnership, which has seen the Askern park become increasingly popular with people and wildlife alike, both the charity and the local authority were keen to continue working together.
Recent highlights include the planting of a wildlife orchard with the support of a local school and volunteers and funding from the Northern Horticultural Society. The area of mixed species native trees was planted to mark the centenary of the First World War and will provide a ‘grow your own’ food source for wildlife and local foragers.
Alan Carter, Director of Portfolio Management at the Land Trust, said: “We’re delighted that Doncaster Council will be working with us for the next decade, ensuring this wonderful community space continues to thrive. The whole team, from rangers to volunteers, have worked so hard and we know they will continue to do a superb job.”
Councillor Chris McGuinness, portfolio holder for Communities, Voluntary Sector and Environment, said: “We are proud of the fantastic work being done at this beautiful and popular community space and are pleased to be continuing our successful partnership with the Land Trust.”
Warren House Park offers a playground, skate park, teen shelter, basketball area and grass sports pitches, giving people opportunities to take part in all sorts of activities.
The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, thanks to several special nature conservation projects. These include a commemorative woodland, hedgerows and wildflower meadows. Birds, bats, small mammals, snakes and all manner of insects live and feed at the park. Popular events such as bat and moth walks have helped people appreciate the park’s rich biodiversity.
Warren House Park was opened in July 2003, and ownership transferred to the Land Trust in 2007, when Doncaster Council, which already had a long association with the park, was appointed as managing partner.
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