Greenlands Residents Association
The Annual General Meeting of Greenlands TARA was held on Monday, 11 April 2016 in the pavilion in Greenlands Park.A group of around 15 youngsters from Anston turned into rocket engineers in October, thanks to a grant from local Borough Councillor Judy Dalton’s Community Leadership Fund.Margaret Marshall, Secretary of the Greenlands TARA engaged the services of Jim Staveley from Greener Places Ltd who came along with all the materials to enable the kids to make a rocket from a 2 litre pop bottle and card.The final product was then launched under strictly controlled conditions by Jim using water power and 80 psi of air pressure, with the rockets reaching heights of over 100 feet!
About Our Group
Greenlands Park is a fourteen acre site that was described in Yorkshire Life as 'a hidden gem'. It was reclaimed from part of the former quarry tip site of Anston Quarry. Anston Stone was selected for use as the principal freestone in the construction of the Palace of Westinster (new houses of Parliament 1839-52) buildings in 1974. In 2007 a new play area and Pavilion were built and in 2009 a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) was installed, which is well used.
The Park has football and cricket pitches and is a stopping off point for bike riders or walkers linking Aston Stones Wood and the reclaimed Dinnington Pit head site. Efforts to add to the facilities and to introduce further trees. shrubs and wild flowers are on-going.
Greenlands Tenants and Residents Association was formed in 2006 after a prolonged period of anti-social behaviour in and around the park. A group of like minded people combined efforts to try and improve the area by working with RMBC, Anston Parish Council, the Safer Neighbourhood Team, Youth workers etc. We have also run very Sucessful events for children in the school olidays and children from local schools have helped with tree and shrub planting.
Margaret Marshall is the Rother Fed delegates from Greenlands RA. An active group in North Anston that meets at the Pavilion in Greenlands Park.