Spike then introduced the Royal Party to representatives of Wyre Forest District Council which own, maintain and develop the park. He also introduced the Royal Party to other organisations that have supported the development of the Friends group. These include Vestia Community Trust – part of Community Housing Group and West Mercia Police.
The Royal Party toured the park and met users, sponsors and other supporters. A unique story board was created for the event to show the history of the park and display the ambitions of the Friends group.
Relatives of the original founders of the park, Mr G Woodward, Mr R Brinton and Mr C Brinton attended the event and replicated the planting of trees which took place at the opening ceremony in 1927.
During the 40 minute visit, the Royal Party saw young people from King Charles 1 School using the basket ball court and BMX track. Children from St George’s Church of England Primary School were keen to tell the Royal Party about their recent ‘Daffodil Day’ when they helped the Friends group plant 6,000 bulbs in the park, which was funded by Grassroots Grants.
The visit concluded with the Duke of Kent unveiling a new community notice board at the park entrance.
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