Brand new litter bug!
A big thank you to Augean Community Fund for contributing towards the purchase of a new Polaris off-road vehicle, which will help us keep the Park looking great and free from litter.
The purchase will help make Ferry Meadows a cleaner and safer Park for our community. We strive to keep the Park beautiful and free from litter, but traversing it on foot is impractical. The Parks growing popularity means visitors use areas further off the beaten track which are more difficult to access.
By adding a Polaris ATV to our vehicle line up, this small 4WD vehicle allows us to safely clean more paths and has the ability to tow a trailer, which will carry the litter collected. In addition to our park management team, we hope to train our Volunteers to use the Polaris, providing empowerment for our team and much needed extra manpower to keep the Park clean.
There are also environmental benefits to our new member of the family. The smaller vehicle reduces diesel emissions, it provides the opportunity to remove potential pollutants and dangerous items from the ecosystem, benefiting wildlife, and by providing a cleaner greenspace for the local community, we hope they will take pride in the Park and protect it by keeping it clean.
We're sure you will see our team out and about in the Polaris over the coming months, particularly as we enter our busy season, so be sure to give them a wave!