A walk in the park

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to revamp Pontefract’s parks are urging residents to join them in an organised walk.

The Friends of Pontefract Park group has teamed up with groups representing Valley Gardens and Pease Park to host a stroll on Saturday September 22.

The event will give residents the opportunity to talk to members about some of the changes planned for each green space.

Jack Kershaw, chairman of the Friends of Pontefract Park group, said: “The event is a joint effort between the different organisations to get people to enjoy the healthy walking initiatives on offer in the town.

“The park is an idea place to organise such an event and it will be good to see people enjoy the environment.”

Anyone interested in joining the walk should meet on the green near the racecourse at Pontefract Park at 3.30pm.

The route will continue to Valley Gardens, on to Pease Park and finally to Pontefract Castle.