Volunteers were out in force at Martinwells Lake in Edlington, joined by Caroline Flint MP, to replace the steps and give the lake a spring clean.
Said Caroline Flint: “It is always a pleasure to join the Friends of Martinwells Lake. This lake has been a four year labour of love and the Friends have done a magnificent job, turning an old brick pond into a beauty spot for visitors, walkers, anglers and local schools.
“This month the effort was on replacing the steps down to the lake. Margaret Adamson, Mo Tennison and the volunteers make great use of every penny they have been donated from the likes of Keepmoat and St Leger Homes. This site now has new signs, car park, wide, open paths and new fishing pegs.
Local councillor Cllr Phil Cole said: “This project has always been a huge team effort, led by the community but supported by the Council, local businesses big and small, and even the prison service. Thousands of hours of volunteer time, come rain or shine, has made this a place to be proud of.”
STEP CHANGE AT THE LAKE: Volunteers laying new steps. Holding the sleeper are Mo Tennison (left) and Margaret Adamson, the Chair, (right).
STEPPING UP: the Friends of Martinwells Lake.
Below: Caroline, Margaret & Mo cutting back bushes along the footpaths.