Wildflowers have now been sown at Penarth’s Dingle Park – marking a further development in the progress of what was once Penarth’s most neglected public park.
Over the last three years the energetic voluntary group “The Friends of Dingle Park” have carried out a considerable amount of work to improve the appearance of the park and have developed a strong working-relationship with the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Parks Department.
Countless little jobs have been carried out in the park – ranging from the installation of benches at the park to clearing litter . All these taken together – have transformed the area – which is now a tranquil and attractive space even though sandwiched between Windsor Road and the railway track.
The appearance of the park is all the more remarkable considering that there is a continuing battle against local vandals .
Depressingly this month the vandals targeted the park’s recently-installed notice board and also up-rooted the “bee-friendly” signs in the park and deposited them in a refuse bin.
The Friends of Dingle Park may be mature citizens but they are, however, no pushover and immediately set out to rectify the damage.
For years the little park didn’t appear at all on the on local maps, but now the latest editions of the maps published by the Penarth Tourist and Visitor Association highlight the presence of the park as a pleasant alternative to the trudge along heavily trafficked Windsor Road