Volunteers help transform park

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FOUR adults with learning difficulties have helped transform a High Peak park.

Every Monday for the last eight months, the volunteers from Alderbrook Day Opportunities in Chinley have been working with High Peak Borough Council’s park ranger in Whaley Bridge Memorial Park.

They have been taught to use several tools so they can do jobs including pruning rhododendron bushes and keeping the park clean and tidy.

And the volunteers from Derbyshire County Council day services have also built barriers to prevent park users straying onto the neighbouring allotments.

Kerensa Stocker, manager of Alderbrook Day Opportunities, said: “We would like to thank the borough council for working with us to enable people to demonstrate their skills, increase confidence and contribute to their local community.”