Hooks Hall Pond brought back to life
Hooks Hall Pond in Dagenham’s Eastbrookend Country Park was given a new lease of life by the members of the London Community Rehabilitation Company (LCRC) to revitalise the area.
Eastbrookend’s Park Rangers were awarded funding to the sum of £2,000 from Tesco’s, Bags of Help scheme. This was used to purchase timber and other materials, to spruce up the area of Hooks Hall Pond.
This area was overgrown, trampled and muddy and became inaccessible for anyone wishing to cut through. This area was recognised to have so much potential for walkers, school groups and ‘twitchers’, but was avoided because there was not a clear pathway through. With the funds, timber was purchased to repair fencing, rebuild the steps and create handrails.
These impressive works were carried out by the LCRC and took four weeks to complete. The team took ownership of the project which also helped them to develop new skills.
Our parks are a vital part of our community here in Barking and Dagenham.
The Park Rangers were hugely grateful and give thanks to the LCRC for their contribution in completing these works along with their Supervisor, Steve Finch. With a special mention to Community Ranger Jerome Scorer for coordinating the project and Eastminster Riding School for their help.
Cllr Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement said: “Our parks are a vital part of our community here in Barking and Dagenham. This project brought to life by our Park Rangers and the Community Payback Team, to revitalise this area of the park, is wonderful to hear about and cements what our borough represents. We are one borough; one community and we make sure no one is left behind.”