Sowing the seeds for partnership working – South Tyneside

Posted on 7th March, 2020

Cllr Nancy Maxwell joins members of Primrose Parks Alliance on a litter pick of Valley View Park, Jarrow.

Parks in a South Tyneside town are being given a new lease of life after residents and the Council decided to come together to spruce up their green space.

Springwell and Valley View Park in Jarrow used to attract anti-social behaviour, drug dealing, dog mess, vandalism and litter. But following the creation of a community group dedicated to improving the area, families are now starting to return to use the park for the right reasons.

Primrose Parks Alliance – which was formed when Friends of Valley View and Springwell Park and Keep Mill Dean Clean merged – works in partnership with the Council which provides equipment for litter picks, delivers training to volunteers and provides maintenance of the parks.

Partnership working – South Tyneside