Wilton Park volunteers

Members of the public are being invited to get involved in the Wilton Lodge Park regeneration project.

Two volunteer introductory events are to be held at Hawick Museum within the park on Wednesday, February 26 (1pm to 3pm) and Sunday, March 2 (2pm to 4pm) to give locals the chance to find out more.

The events have been put together by the project’s recently appointed volunteer co-ordinator Lisa Brydon, as Wilton Lodge Park and Hawick Museum go through a £3.64 million regeneration programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Borders Council (SBC).

Ms Brydon said: “We’re excited about the possibilities that the regeneration project for the park will bring.

“From the walled garden to events in the park, we hope there will be a number of ways in which people can invest their time and talents. Hopefully this project will offer some varied experiences to those taking part.”

Councillor David Paterson, SBC’s executive member for environmental services, said: “The Wilton Lodge Park project requires the help of volunteers and I encourage anyone interested to come along to one of these events.”

For more information contact Lisa Brydon on 07580 788617 or email at lisa.brydon@scotborders.gov.uk