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Group looking to revitalise 'eyesore'

PUBLISHED: 12:23 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:51 05 July 2010

WITH a new committee, new constitution and new impetus, a popular Lowestoft-based group is calling on locals to bring a "new vitality" to their efforts to transform an eyesore.

WITH a new committee, new constitution and new impetus, a popular Lowestoft-based group is calling on locals to bring a “new vitality” to their efforts to transform an eyesore.

Earlier this year, neighbourhood management group Lowestoft Together awarded £155,000 to the Fen Park Friends to regenerate the park.

Given Fen Park had been neglected for many years and become an “almost disused eyesore,” according to locals, this was a more than worthy cause and with overgrown islands and a large silted pond that had become a dumping ground the group were given a major lift with funds from Lowestoft Together.

And breathing new life into the committee of Fen Park Friends, there is more good news. Having worked on the project for some years with what seemed to them to be little encouragement their plans have now been approved.

“Fen Park Friends are soon to seek tenders for de-silting the large pond and a myriad of works associated with regenerating the park and making it an enjoyable and healthy place to relax,” a spokesman for the group said.

At a public meeting on November 11, the committee voted to adopt a new constitution.

New people have now joined the committee. They are: Nigel Thirtle, Stacy and Johnny Goddard and Marion Small. The other members of the committee remain the same: Richard Jolley (chairman), Linda Jolley (secretary), Clair Strachan (vice chair) and Gordon Strachan (ponds and executive officer).

For more details about Fen Park Friends log onto www.fenparkfriends.org.uk.

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