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Volunteering Update

Many thanks to those who attended our second Volunteer Day on 15th March.  Although we managed to achieve our main objective, the removal of the brash from the coppiced area next to Glan Aber Tennis Club, it was clear that this activity involved far too much heavy lifting for our volunteer workforce.  Accordingly, we have had some discussions with our Park Development Officer, Andy James, and the FoWP committee and we have agreed that we need to better target the use of our volunteer resources in the future.  For example, we might look to set up our next Volunteer Day for tidying the flowerbeds at the back of the car park and in front of the cafe.  This activity is much more in line with our successful inaugural Volunteer Day when we tidied up the Lache Lane and Cliveden Road entrances.

If you have any ideas or questions on volunteering, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards, Steve Telford (Chairman, FoWP)

Volunteer Day – Wednesday 13th March 10.00-14.00

Following on from the success of our January Volunteer Day, we have arranged another get together for 13th March. The main focus of activity will be to move the cuttings from the coppiced hedge next to the Glan Aber tennis courts to a couple of locations: the new dog walking area and the gaps in the hedge next to the pathway by the golf course.

In addition, the following will be tackled:
clearance of the path edges from the car park to the cafe area
the installation of footpath slabs or stones by the white gate on the pathway near to Glan Aber Tennis Club.
If you are able to volunteer please could you advise us in advance. If you know of anyone else who would like to help with this effort, please pass on this note.

Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on that day. It will help to make our well appreciated open space even better.

Steve Telford,
Chair, Friends of Westminster Park

Volunteer Day

Many thanks to all the helpers who turned up for our FoWP Volunteer Day on 13 January and put in a tremendous amount of effort. There were 40+ volunteers in attendance during the 3 hour period and a lot was achieved including the clean-up of the Lache Lane and Cliveden Road entrances, removal of the nettles within the young children’s play area, clearing of the pathways next to the play area and the fence which protects the young children’s football pitches, and planting of a large number of daffodil bulbs. As a result of this tremendous response we shall be planning a further Volunteer Day later in the spring.

FoWP Volunteer Day Sunday, 13 January 2019 10.00-13.00

The Friends of Westminster Park are appealing for your help on a Volunteer Day (Sunday, 13 January 10:00-13:00).
The main aims will be:
to spruce up the Lache Lane entrance to the park
to remove the nettles in the Children’s Play Area
to remove any litter in that area of the park

Andy James, our CWaC Park Development Officer, will provide litter pickers and bags and bring along some loppers, spades, forks etc. though you would be very welcome to bring your own equipment (e.g. edging tools, trowels, hoes, extra spades). If we get lots of volunteers and/or make significant progress we might be able to move onto the Cliveden Road entrance too.

If you are able to volunteer please could you advise us in advance. If you know of anyone else who would like to help with this effort, please pass on this note.

Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on that day. It will be great to start the year in this way, helping to make our well appreciated open space even better.

Steve Telford,
Chairman
Friends of Westminster Park