Blyth Star Enterprises ‘flying high’ with praise from Friends of Ridley Park

Blyth Star Enterprises has received praise from another local not-for-profit organisation for work carried out by service users at The Woodfuel Centre.

Staff at the Centre’s woodwork department were approached last year by Friends of Ridley Park about constructing a bird viewing screen which would allow budding ornithologists of all ages to enjoy the variety of birdlife that call the park home.

With openings at different heights that look out onto a secure viewing area filled with specialist bird tables and feeders, the bird screen is the first phase of an ongoing project to help make improvements to the park, located in central Blyth.

Blyth Star Enterprises was integral to the project, helping to shape the designs for the screen before commencing the construction and installation.

The finished screen was officially opened by Mayor of Blyth, John Potts, and Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club's conservation officer, Lindsay McDougal, at a ceremony held in Ridley Park.

Fiona Gibson, chair of Friends of Ridley Park, said:  

“I’d like to thank Blyth Star Enterprises for the work carried out on the bird screen at Ridley Park.

“We have very much appreciated working with you all the way through from initial design concept to the realisation of the project. We have been really impressed by the standard of work and the professionalism shown.

“We are delighted that you were able to attend the unveiling and see for yourself the pleasure this new addition will bring to the park.”

Neil Hedley, manager at The Woodfuel Centre, said:

“We were delighted to be able to help Friends of Ridley Park with their bird screen project.

“The staff and service users in the woodwork department thoroughly enjoyed working on the screen and the finished product looks absolutely fantastic.

“We hope that the screen will be enjoyed by visitors to the park for many years to come.”

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