We have joined a national campaign to prevent dog thefts and attempts.
DogHorn is a campaign organised by Nigel King to assist dog owners protect their beloved pets. CLICK HERE to see about the work already being done.
We have signed up to the campaign and dog owners are now coming together to protect each other. We have purchased the yellow lanyards and whistles and dog walkers around the park can be seen wearing them.
Dog owners have been arranging to meet in groups to feel safer and this seems to be working. Help us with the campaign – buy a pack and join the pack!
The Caring Hands – some thanks are needed.
We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this happen:
The 3 Ward Councillors who contributed half of the costs from their community funds allocated by the council;
Neil at the Neighbourhood Team who got the Planning Permission approved at first submission;
All the children (and parents) who took the time to decorate stones for the project;
Nic Senior of Little Spark (property developer) for bringing her cement mixer and doing a lot of the donkey work;
Dawn Collinson of Dawn’s Beauty Rooms
for the fabulous nail art;
Emma and Katie our lovely Junior Rangers for their planting of the Crocus, and Emma for her poignant poem;
Caitlin for her bows and ribbon cutting.
Most important of all, our amazing volunteers, with Col in particular. He transformed an idea into reality.
THANK YOU EVERYONE
From the initial idea, to the planning, designing, preparatory work, titivating and finally- the finished article.
We are pleased and proud, on this the first anniversary of the first lockdown to announce that our Covid Memorial is finished.
We will having an official ‘launch’ once the lockdown has eased sufficiently.
It has been a great team effort and everyone involved is to be congratulated on this amazing memorial. We hope you like the finished article: Caring Hands.
It was lovely to see families picknicking in the sunshine. It’s what parks are for, everyone’s back garden.
Meanwhile our volunteers continue to work hard to keep the park looking nice so people can enjoy their picnics. All the paths have been swept, litter picking takes place daily, new plants put in and lots of other maintenance tasks are undertaken.
Yippee! parkrun to recommence on Saturday 5th June. Can’t wait to see you all back in the park.