Mums honoured for saving SOUTHPORT playground

A trio of mums who worked ‘tirelessly’ to save their local park have won community awards for their efforts.

Diane Thomas, Nat Glennon and Tracy Burke were given the recognition for their ‘outstanding contribution’ to the Kew Playground Campaign which they set up after Ovington Drive Park was closed due to its 30-year-old equipment being declared unsafe.

The award was presented at the park on behalf of Sefton Council Leader Ian Maher by cabinet member for health and wellbeing, Cllr Ian Moncur, along with Kew Councillor Janis Blackburne.

Cllr Moncur said the women ‘thoroughly deserve’ the recognition.

“They’ve worked tirelessly for their community. We were delighted to work with the campaigners to help ensure the park was re-opened.

The children of Kew deserve this facility and the women thoroughly deserve this award. They are a real credit to their community.”