Friends of Starbank Park shortlisted for award

Friends of Starbank Park shortlisted for award

Deidre Brock MP congratulated Friends of Starbank Park on being shortlisted for the Friends Group of the Year Award - the only Scottish park on the shortlist.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Lords Cricket Ground Wednesday evening (29 November).

Deidre said:-

"Congratulations to the Friends of Starbank Park for being the only Scottish group on the shortlist - and good luck this Wednesday night!

"It's been a real team effort to make the park such a wonderful, vibrant green space again and it's good to see the work being recognised.

"I've been to some fantastic community events in Starbank Park. It's lovely to see this beautiful garden - which has some amazing views across the Forth - not only well loved but well used again. Everyone benefits from the efforts of both volunteers and council park staff to look after the place.

"I'm pleased to see the Chair of the Friends group, Janet McArthur and 86 year old volunteer gardener Stan Dunlop made it down to London for the awards ceremony. They're winners whatever the result, but let's hope they come back with the gong for Starbank! "

The Friends Group of the Year Award recognises the groups who work to make their green space an amazing part of their community, being inclusive, creative and effective in their support and management of the space. The shortlist comprises:

  • Friends of Angel Meadow, Manchester
  • Friends of Fort Royal Park and Commandery Gardens, Worcestershire
  • Friends of Saltwell Park, Tyne and Wear
  • Friends of Starbank Park, Edinburgh

The Friends of Starbank Park group formed in 2013:

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