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Volunteers still wanted for health and fitness project at Williamson Park

John Freeman
Lancaster City Council is still on the look out for volunteers with green fingers to take part in a new health and fitness project at Williamson Park.

The project starts on Thursday 21st October and being developed in partnership with the University of Cumbria.

The volunteers will be tasked with physical activities in the park that will improve their health and also give them the opportunity to meet new friends.   The project will also improve the landscape of the park and could involve clearing an area in Fenham Carr or working on a joint project with the Forestry Commission.

Students from the Sports Studies degree programme at the University of Cumbria are planning the project with assistance from Lancaster City Council staff at Williamson Park.   The students will gain experience from planning the sessions, creating risk assessments and work programmes with guidance from experienced park staff. This work will be officially assessed by the university and will contribute to the student’s degree.

Volunteers will need to be available to attend sessions at the park every Thursday at 9.30am for eight weeks.

• Anyone interested in reaping the healthy benefits of this project should contact Williamson Park on 01524 33318 or send an email to