BARROW MP Simon Fell has called on community groups to come forward if they want to create a ‘pocket park’ in their area.

Since 2016, the Government has funded over 300 community projects that have brought disused pieces of land up to 0.4 hectares in size back into public use, creating new outdoor environments for people to enjoy, relax and connect with nature, and Mr Fell is determined to ensure that Barrow and Furness gets its fair share.

Mr Fell said: “Pocket parks are used for everything from exercise and gardening to socialising and relaxing. They have huge benefits for our mental and physical health and allow people to take a moment out of their busy lives to breathe and enjoy some green, local space.

“I want to see pocket parks created spring up across Furness, so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy and access green spaces, and am calling on any local community groups that might be interested in a project to transform a disused piece of land locally to contact my office.

“We would be delighted to help local community groups to develop any ideas they might have and provide support at every step of the way to create something for everyone in our community to enjoy.”