Clean-up at Back Burn Park shows ‘pride in the town’

Volunteers along with children from Termoncanice Primary School who joined staff from the Tesco Limavady store, helped with the task of cleaning the BackBurn Path in Limavady. INLV1816-260KDR
Volunteers along with children from Termoncanice Primary School who joined staff from the Tesco Limavady store, helped with the task of cleaning the BackBurn Path in Limavady. INLV1816-260KDR

It was all hands on deck for volunteers, local school children, and community groups who joined with a local business for a Spring clean up at Back Burn path in Limavady.

Mags Connolly, community champion for Tesco, said: “The Backburn Path has been an area that has suffered greatly from vandalism and anti-social behaviour in the past, and I thought that if i could get enough people involved that this might create a little pride and sense of ownership in the area.”

Termoncanice Primary School pupils Dillan, Rory, James, Dylan and Luke who along with their school friends joined with the staff from Tesco Limavady and helped with the task of cleaning the Backburn Path in Limavady. INLV1816-280KDR

Termoncanice Primary School pupils Dillan, Rory, James, Dylan and Luke who along with their school friends joined with the staff from Tesco Limavady and helped with the task of cleaning the Backburn Path in Limavady. INLV1816-280KDR

Joining Tesco staff were conservation volunteers from charity Men’s Shed, Be Safe Be Well, Termoncanice PS, the HOPE summer camp, The Glens Association, and local company, Land Masters.

“It truly is a beautiful park that is not being utilised to its full potential. Hopefully this project will provide the kick-start needed for the regeneration of the area,” said Ms Connolly.

“I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support I’ve received from the local community around this project, and it is fantastic to see everyone from the different groups working side by side and taking pride in our Town”

As well lifting litter, volunteers replaced damaged trees, planted shrubs and wild flowers, erected bird boxes, bat boxes and bug hotels and removed graffiti.