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One Vision Housing promotes local parks


Published by haydow for One Vision Housing in Communities and also in Care and Support, Education, Environment, Housing

OVH Family Fun Day Lonsdale Park OVH Family Fun Day Lonsdale Park

One Vision Housing recently organised a free family fun day in Lonsdale Park, Merseyside – a great opportunity for parents to have fun with their kids, without having to spend a penny.

The event was a great success, with over 100 people attending. It was intended to encourage people from the local community to use the park more often – making it a safer place for all to enjoy – while also showcasing the new improvement plans for Lonsdale Park.

Throughout the day children and adults were treated to activities including; football coaching, with Litherland Youth and Community Centre; den building and circus skills, with Sefton Play Council; as well as parachute games and face painting.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue brought their fire engine along to the park, and Merseyside Police offered free property marking for residents.

One Vision Housing (OVH) also gave away free bags of fruit and hot dogs, while their Health Promotion, Community Development, Welfare and Employment teams were on hand to provide advice and support.

The Parenting 2000 IT Bus was also on site for people to access the computers on board.

Since August, OVH’s Community Development Officer, Nikki Bonner, has been working in partnership with a group of local residents, who have formed the Ford Community Association. She said; “At OVH we have a commitment to creating sustainable neighbourhoods and places that people are proud of and want to live in.

“The event was a great success, and we gained plenty of feedback about what the people want from their community and their local parks.

Member of the Ford Community Association, Katie Balmer, said. ‘As parents we’re extremely concerned about the levels of anti-social behaviour, in and around the park. We are committed to working together to make it a safer place for local families to enjoy.”

For more information about One Vision Housing or the Ford Lane Community Group, contact Nikki Bonner on 0300 365 1111 or email


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