A COMMUNITY group which is committed to improving Lilford Park is in need of gardening gear.

The Friends of Lilford Park's efforts to tidy up flowerbeds and pathways are being hampered by a shortage of gardening equipment, such as trowels, gardening gloves and wheelbarrows.

If you can help, email friendsof.lilfordpark@aol.com and the group will arrange collection.

The group is also holding its annual meeting on Tuesday at 7pm at the Compassion in Action offices, Patrick House, Leigh, in the hope of attracting more members.