Friends of Memorial Park Task Days in 2019

Here are details of our task days in 2019.

Task Day 23 February 2019

Wow, isn't the park looking fantastic after a few days of beautiful weather! The crocuses are spectacular!

We had a great turnout for our second task day of the year and everyone was soon stripped down to t-shirts in the sunshine.

Work was mostly focused on weeding and tidying the flowerbeds but we also spread lots of wood chippings on the bandroom borders and the council office shrub beds. We also picked litter and emptied the bins, which were overflowing due to the park being so busy, and rescued sections of vandalised fencing that had been thrown into the canal.

Great comments from visitors to the park and over £24 was added to park funds thanks to donations in our collection bucket.

Task Day 26 January 2019

In 2018 we held 24 task days, working over 1,000 volunteer hours and it was great to get our 2019 season underway.

After clearing glass, a banister rail and a beer barrel (empty unfortunately) from the park we started bashing saplings that had self-seeding in the woodland walk area while others worked on tidying flowerbeds and shrub beds throughout the park.

We began maintenance in the Infants Play Area, where some shrubs have been over-growing the play area surface.

We also did the usual litter-picking and removed the wreaths from around the War Memorial.

Less pleasant was having to remove lots of dog mess from in and around the flowerbeds before we could begin work on them.

Visitors to the park seemed happy to see us back too and kindly deposited over £25 in our collection bucket. Thank you!