Veolia volunteers dig new life into High Hazels Park

Volunteers from Veolia Environmental Services showed their green fingers at High Hazels Park helping to prune, weed and plant the sensory gardens. The morning was organised by Friends of High Hazels Park to keep the park in tip top condition for residents.

Fifteen Veolia volunteers brought new life to the park’s general and sensory gardens, digging out overgrown shrubs, pruning the plants and tidying the flower beds.  The areas are now spruced up for visitors to enjoy throughout the autumn and ready for planting in spring.

Friends of High Hazels Park formed when local residents became concerned that the Victorian park in the heart of Darnall was deteriorating. The residents got together and formed a charity that aims to save the park. They now work with a wide range of partners to make improvements so it can be enjoyed by people throughout Sheffield.
Paul Campbell, chair of friends of High Hazels Park, commented: “We are really grateful for Veolia’s help to maintain the park.  We rely on volunteers to help out and take part in all sorts of gardening activities. The team’s contribution will make a big impact for our visitors.”

Annabel Johnston, recycling officer at Veolia said: “We all enjoyed working on the gardens and seeing the difference our hard work made. I hope we’ve made a real difference for local residents who use the park.”

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