Buddies of Beckets get a boost from former Northampton mayor

Members of Buddies of Beckets

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A former mayor of Northampton has given her support to the town's newest community park group...Buddies of Beckets (BOB).

Councillor Penny Flavell visited Beckets Park to to meet the team and to see the new high-visability jackets that have been bought with her donation to the group.

Members of Buddies of Beckets

Members of Buddies of Beckets

Joy Ormond, treasurer of BOB said: "BOB has only been running for a few months and it was very kind of Councillor Flavell to make a donation to help us. We decided to obtain some reflective jackets for our volunteers.

"The new jackets are not only are for the safety of our volunteers when we carry out small projects in the park but are also a means of readily identifying us to the public.”

Councillor Flavell added: “I am delighted to help Buddies of Beckets with their plans for the park.

"It is great that this voluntary group is working hard to improve Beckets Park which is such a valuable asset to the town.”

Members of Buddies of Beckets

Members of Buddies of Beckets

Luisa Jepson, secretary of BOB, said the group planned to hold regular litter picks in the New Year so the jackets were an essential purchase.

“All the volunteers thanked Councillor Flavell and following her visit, work continued on renovating a neglected rose bed and picking up litter across the park," she said.

Members of Buddies of Beckets

Members of Buddies of Beckets