Following approval by CWaC for the resumption of activities, FoWP are planning to hold a Volunteer Day on Wednesday 9 September (10.00-14.00). We will meet on the patio outside the cafe at 10.00, applying social distancing and hygiene protocols, to initially agree the division of activities amongst ourselves. There are a lot of tasks on our current list including tidy up of pathways and flowerbeds, cutting back overhanging branches and hedges, undertaking repairs to some of the park benches. We’d welcome any additional suggestions from members – please advise either Steve Telford or Sue Britton before the meet up if appropriate. Be sure to bring along any equipment that you think would be useful (eg hoes, secateurs, loppers).
If you plan to attend, it would be helpful if you could advise Sue (firstname.lastname@example.org) as we need to manage numbers.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the day.
Regards, Steve Telford – Chairman FoWP
Westminster Park Golf Course is currently closed in line with Government and CWaC guidelines. No golf or other activities are permitted and dog walkers should not use this area to exercise their dogs as essential maintenance is being undertaken which includes spraying chemicals.
With regards to events in the park, due to the current Government guidelines, all activities are cancelled. This includes football, bowls, croquet, cricket etc until further notice. The maintenance of these areas is still programmed in, but there must be some understanding that in this time of crisis, operational teams may be asked to help other service areas to retain business continuity. Events are also cancelled we are not accepting bookings until a review in July. This is a corporate decision to safeguard communities.
There are lots of documents on the Cheshire West and Chester website if you need more info and updates.
All council staff are currently working flat out to try and keep some form of normality and we will continue to update you on your queries. But, until further notice, there will be no events that encourage groups to gather, and social distancing is the Council’s priority at present, and until further notice.
Due to social distancing, the Volunteer Day on 25 March 2020 has been cancelled. Hopefully we will be able to resume activities later in the year.
Calling all FoWP volunteers!
We are arranging another FoWP Volunteer Day for Wednesday, 25 March from 10.00 to 15.00. This date will coincide with the planting of a number of trees across the park by a group of Lloyds Bank volunteers in association with the Woodland Trust.
Our FoWP volunteers, working in small groups, will provide a Spring tidy-up to the park, including clearing some of the pathways, cutting back overhanging branches and bushes, litter picking and “painting” the balustrade around the patio area by the café.
If you could help, would you let Sue Britton know, and on the day bring along any appropriate tools (wheel barrows, hoes, clippers, secateurs etc.).
Look forward to seeing you then. Initially we’ll meet at the Golf Shop/ Cafe but drop in any time and find us working in the park.
Thanks in advance,
CWaC have an opportunity to do the hedge lowering around the park. This is to advise residents and users that cutting may start as early as week commencing 10th February and the height of the hedge will be 8 foot. This will make for easier future maintenance.
Play your part – public consultation closes 5th December 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council want to hear your views about:
How could the Council make a difference?
How should we fund tackling these challenges?
How could you and your community play a part?
They want to start a conversation about what the Council’s focus should be for the next four years, how they use their budget and how we may want to get involved.
Consultation is only available until 5th December 2019, so act quickly if you want to participate.
Please log on to https://participatenow.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/play-your-part.
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)