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FoWP Volunteers – Wednesdays 10.00-12.30

Another Wednesday morning, another fabulous day in the park. Annemarie, Phil & Charlotte started pulling up the ivy under the trees in the copse by the playpark. The plan is to prepare the ground and put some spring bulbs in. If you are sorry you missed out on this fun job, don’t worry, there’s more left for next week! Andreu was cutting back some overgrown trees so the whole area will be refreshed. Linda & Mike completed the job of extending the chippings path through to the back of the habitats and round to the containers area. We were very happy to see a walker & dog enjoying the newly completed path. Gill planted some spring bulbs at the Cliveden Road entrance and Niall made progress cutting back the overgrown brambles.
It is a pleasure to work in the park so if you fancy joining our volunteer team, come along on a Weds morning, 10am by the sports changing room or find us in the park. Tools are provided, just wear sensible shoes & bring water if it is hot.

Volunteer Weekend Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September 2021 10.00-16.00

FoWP volunteers are looking for help, even just for an hour, to assist in their on-going work to develop Westminster Park for the benefit of humans and wildlife in agreement with the CW&C parks officers.

Plans for the Volunteer Weekend include:

  • Digging a wildlife pond
  • Sowing wildflower areas (after removing turf)
  • Clearing brambles and creating habitat piles
  • Gardening on the formal beds, planting, weeding, pruning
  • Bulb planting and much more.

It’s a great range of activities for families and for people of all abilities – there will also be a chance to hear about the projects in more detail and how they will benefit our local wildlife.

If anyone can bring their own tools or bits of kit that would also be brilliant:

  • barrows
  • saws
  • loppers
  • spades
  • trowels

Whatever you bring, please also ensure that you have suitable footwear and sturdy gloves.