Walverdon Park Open Day
Published: 26 June 2017
The Friends of Walverden Park open day at the picturesque Walverden Park in Nelson was attended by the Chairman Councillor Zafar Ali, Councillor Adrian Barrett, Councillor Mashuq Hussain and Councillor Sheila Wicks.
The Walverden and Cloverhill Residents Action Group also helped with the event.
“We are blessed to have 3 parks in Nelson and all of them are of a very high quality. The parks are invaluable and they have soo many physical and psychological health benefits.” – Councillor Mashuq Hussain.
The friends of the park had arranged tours of the park with and recent work and features were highlighted on the walk.
“The park deserves the Green Flag status as the upkeep and general environment in the here is excellent”- Councillor Adrian Barrett.
At the event the group had maps of the land on which the park was built – dating back to 1893.
“Walverden Park has a rich history and tremendous work has been done by the friends of the park to maintain the beautiful landscape. After looking at maps of the park site from 1893 I was fascinated to see how much the area has developed and changed. With innovative ideas of groups like the friends of Walverden Park we have a truly local asset in Walverden Park. The group was very passionate and I’m looking forward to working with them and other friends groups in making sure Nelson’s parks are some of the best in the country like Walverden Park”- Councillor Zafar Ali, Chairman- Nelson Town Council.
Due to budget cuts faced by Pendle Borough Council, currently, the Town Council pays 25% towards the maintenance and upkeep of Nelson’s parks.