Hedgehogs in the Park

An FSP member and dog walker has taken up the role of Hedgehog Guardian after discovering there is a growing population of ‘hogs’ inhabiting Shrewsbury Park. This is her initial idea that we hope to support and put in place – with your help.

Michelle says: “This hot and arid weather is a real problem for them. They can’t dig for food because the ground’s too hard, and of course, water is in scarce supply. One of the key things I was thinking about was putting ‘water stations’  (i.e.pet water bowls) in strategic locations in the park. If we can get people on board with helping to keep them regularly topped up with fresh water, then this would be fantastic. I’m happy to do this when I go out with my dogs of a morning, but if we can maybe get some ‘hedgehog champions’ on board, then that’d be great.”

Those of you who came on the May Bat Walk will know firsthand that hedgehogs are about in the night – we met one who simply froze when spotted in torchlights until we crept back to the path and let it get on with foraging for dinner.

Keep your eyes open and report any sightings. There will be a Hedgehog Stall at the Summer Festival to learn more about their habits and how to get involved in their welfare.

ON SALE AGAIN! this Saturday 5 November 10am – 2pm

The weather looks reasonable for Saturday so you have another chance to buy these beautiful calendars in the open air.  Still only £5 each, in aid of the drinking fountain fund.

This week you will find the calendar table at the top end of Dothill Road where it opens out onto the slope to Rowton Road. And please note the hours are 10am to 2pm.

See you there unless it’s pouring with rain.

 

Buy your calendars in the Park! Saturday 29 October 8.30 – 11.30 am

Come and get your fabulous Shrewsbury Park calendars – treat yourself and stock up for Christmas presents! All profits go to the drinking fountain fund.

There will be a table staffed by smiley committee members by the notice board next to the Plum Lane carpark starting at 8.30 am.  So  bring your cash along with your dogs and be first in line!

If it’s raining we will reschedule, so watch this space…

 

Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 18 October 7-8pm

You are invited to our AGM to be held in Shrewsbury House.  If you have recently joined this is an excellent chance to find out what the Friends do and how you can be active.

  • The meeting will include Chair’s report of FSP activities followed by election of Management Committee members and issues raised by members.
  • Featured talk will be by Dai Jones, Manager of Woodlands Farm.
  • The new 2017 calendar will be on sale at £5, proceeds going to the drinking fountain fund.

See you there!

 

Formed in 2006, the Friends of Shrewsbury Park encourage the use of Shrewsbury Park and support the development of facilities for recreation, education and amenities for local people and to encourage a sense of community around the park.