A POPULAR country park has been enhanced with new bright colourful picnic benches and signs thanks to a donation by a Rubery councillor.
Coun Peter McDonald used £1,000 from his divisional funds for the equipment at the Waseley Hills.
He said: “Because of the pandemic more and more people are exploring and visiting local venues, which created a desperate need to cater for this extra influx of people to the Waseley Hills.”
The six benches, made from recycled plastic, will enable people to have socially distanced sit downs after their walk around the hills, while the signs warn people to keep dogs on leads and not to light fires or barbecues which have been a problem at beauty spots.
“The benches give a little bit of extra colour to the well-used picnic area and hopefully, further investment will be forthcoming to cope with the influx of visitors to the hills.”