A PROJECT to help restore Millerground is being undertaken by Windermere and Bowness Civic Society.

Work parties involving representatives from various groups and organisations have been involved in giving the open area on the shores of Windermere a facelift.

Under the guidance of the National Trust, the volunteers have re-surfaced eroded paths, cleared excess undergrowth and planted 2,200 native bluebells.

Students from local schools have been involved in making the practical improvements in an effort to give them ‘a sense of ownership and responsibility for the area’.

The area once provided recreational facilities for boating, bathing, lakeshore walks, picnicking or generally just enjoying the scenery.

The society has also been working with the Community Police Support Officer, Windermere Town Council, South Lakeland District Council, the Lake District National Park Authority, Go Lakes and Age Concern.

It is also researching the history of Millerground and anyone who can held should e-mail: Millerground @windermerebownesscivicsociety.org.uk, or call Gillian Saunders on 015394 43164.