Volunteers invited to join Courtstairs Park spruce up day

The memory orchard

A volunteer day will be held at Courtstairs Park in Ramsgate in a bid to give it an overhaul.

Members of the Western Undercliff Regeneration Group will be joined by 20 volunteers from Pfizer and youngsters from the Christchurch school gardening club, 300 pupils from Chilton school and some pupils from Deal.

Residents are also invited to join the effort which will involve freshening up the paint work on the playground, formalising the centre of the memory orchard, introducing paths for easier maintenance and planting up a splendid array of 4,000 daffodils in the park.

Organiser Maxine Morgan (pictured) said: “We want this to be an inviting place to spend your free time for young and old, for picnics, dog walks or just somewhere to read your book. Love where you live and join us for as long as you can.
“Refreshments will be supplied but a pack lunch would be suggestible if you intend to stay for a length of time.

Fairy doors and rocks are being painted for the woodlands by the Thanet Rock Hunters. Nik Mitchell, from Wildlife Conservation in Thanet, will also be taking part.

The volunteer day takes place on September 27 from 9am to 3pm at Courtstairs Park in Royal Harbour Approach.

Find the event page here