Locking the park at dusk for the past week has made a difference. The students do leave when asked and only once have a few climbed over the fence to play in what little light filters through the trees from the street lamps.
I see the city council is looking for a new park sponsor, so I've added my own commercial. It's such a great location that some large company ought to see its potential and pay megabucks to advertise along the Derby Road railings and in the park. I just hope some of the income will find its way to helping Priory Park in Old Lenton and the little Dunkirk Playground. Perhaps we can persuade Virgin to become the sponsor. Then we could have the country's first 'Virgin Park' and our lovely little park would almost certainly have its very own fifteen minutes of fame. Now there's a thought!
The Labour Party spends £1m on the election that never was.