VOLUNTEERS have been doing their bit to repair Wollescote Park after a football pitch and grassy areas were left churned up by off-road vehicles.

Cradley and Wollescote councillor Richard Body spoke out last month about how cars had wrecked the grass and been found burnt out on the park.

Dudley Council said CCTV cameras at the park were being upgraded and monitored so any criminal activities taking place would be brought to the attention of the police and council bosses have invited the Friends of Wollescote Park to bid for cash to help secure the park against vandal attacks.

But meanwhile dedicated volunteers from the Friends group and members of the community joined forces to try to smooth over the deep tyre tracks and repair the damage to the grass caused by the cars.

Stourbridge News: Pic courtesy of Julia MarksPic courtesy of Julia Marks

Julia Marks, chairperson of the Friends group, thanked all those who turned out with their spades to help and said there is still another area to tackle next week but the work has already improved things.

She told the News the group wants the council to put bollards up to prevent vehicles getting onto the park and she added: "Our group even offered to dig the holes so they can do the work but we're still waiting on a decision."