FRIENDS of St George’s Park held its third annual meeting to celebrate its achievements over the past year.

More than 40 people were welcomed by Kidderminster’s Mayor Anne Hingley, who praised work which has included a Royal visit by HRH the Duke of Kent and the St George’s Day in the Park community event.

Re-elected chairman Spike Betterton, gave a presentation of all of the events and activities the group had delivered during the year which included winning the Worcestershire Compact Awards and planting 6,000 daffodil bulbs in the park. He said: “The group has achieved some amazing things this year including a Royal visit. I would like to thank all of the group members for all their hard work and commitment. I would also like to thank Wyre Forest District Council and Vestia Community Trust for supporting us over the last year.”

Mr Betterton thanked other businesses and organisations that have supported the group including St. George’s School, St. George’s Church, The Community Housing Group, West Mercia Police, Wyre Forest Community Safety Partnership, Cooks Garden Centre and Quality Memorials.

Wyre Forest District Council gave a presentation on the 10-year plan for St George’s Park.

Some of the main concept ideas were to introduce a circular walkway within the park and the return of a bandstand. The Friends group will help the council consult with the local community on this plan.

The meeting concluded with a guided tour of the park for all guests where they were able to see first hand the improvements that had been made.

Local resident and group member, George Green had the opportunity to show The Mayor the recently installed replacement plaque which commemorates the opening of the park in 1927.