Friends of Leigh Library Gardens paint the playground

The Friends of Leigh Library Gardens (FOLLG) have been very busy in the Gardens, but with paintbrushes, not spades.

Working with Southend Parks Department, the Friends turned their skills to the children’s playground adjacent to the Library.  The playground is usually very busy and well used and the equipment gets a lot of wear and tear. As the swings, climbing frames and see saw are standing empty and still at the moment during the ongoing restrictions, a much needed fresh coat of paint could be applied.

Painted once more in bright primary colours, the playground is now ready for when it can again welcome children

The Friends have resumed regular structured volunteering sessions from 10am – 12noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Anyone wishing to join the Friends of Leigh Library Gardens should make contact by emailing

[email protected]. As well as work in the Gardens, there are other roles and tasks to do such as fundraising and publicity: everyone is welcome and no special skills are required.

Follow the Friends of Leigh Library Gardens on Facebook @friendsofleighlibrarygdns to keep updated with developments.

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