Hundreds enjoy day at 'visibly improved' Acton Park


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

A FUNDAY at a Wrexham beauty spot was a roaring success as a community turned out to enjoy the festivities.

The Acton Park Funday took place yesterday and hundreds of families descended on the park, which a politician said has “visibly improved” thanks to the work of a community group.

Wrexham MP Ian Lucas was among the visitors enjoying the attractions and he praised the efforts of the Friends of Acton Park group.

Speaking to the Leader at the park yesterday, Mr Lucas said: “It was a bit cloudy but the sun has just come out.

“I am delighted to be here because the Friends of Acton Park have done a fantastic job with the park. It really has got so much going for it.

“I live just around the corner in Rhosnesni and the park has visibly improved because of the wonderful work they have done here.”

Children in attendance were able to enjoy a wide range of activities like face painting and badge making.

Refreshments including coffee and cake were also on offer and there were charity stalls, including one for Hope House Hospices.

The Friends of Acton Park community group was established in 2008 and works in conjunction with Wrexham Council to promote, protect and maintain the park.

Junior schools in the area are regular visitors for nature walks put on by the group which Christine Cribbin explained were based around each school’s curricular needs.

Even though the area was not initially designed as a park, it now features a bowling green, tennis courts, children’s play areas, a Japanese garden and a lake with wildlife.

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