The Summer Festival Frolics came together with the weather and so many friends and neighbours for a Grand Day Out! And our fountain was officially opened by Councillor Danny Thorpe and Pearly Queen Gwen Jones.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who contributed time, ideas, stalls, muscle, dogs, sweat, donations, photos and most of all your good will. The Management Committee was happy to see a growing participation in this annual event and look forward to more next year.
There will be a comprehensive report and thank you – with photos – soon but for now here are the unclaimed raffle prize numbers, please contact werfsp@gmail. com to claim a prize.
A memory stick/mp3 was found in the car park field on Sunday; if you lost one please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
RAFFLE PRIZE NUMBERS
BLUE 316 -318 – 335 – 341 – 342 -354 – 359 – 364 – 367
PINK 522 – 580 – 587 – 614
YELLOW 359 – 376 – 389
The new drinking fountain, The Watering Hole, will be opened with style at 12.30 to kick off our Summer Festival Frolics!
Last minute requests for help if you can to…
SET UP on the day, from 11 am.
BAKING savoury veggie snacks like pakoras etc.
SOFT TOYS for the tombola
Please contact the Management Committee on email@example.com. Thanks to all those members who have volunteered already.
We are showcasing Jazz Nights, Pytchwood, The Gillies, StepZ Dance troupe, D Ng Tai Chi and Bexley Ukelele Band for your musical delight. The Meerkat Menagerie will be cavorting around when least expected, amongst a vast array of stalls and cakes, crafts and telescopes. And of course the Dog Show will be in full voice in the big field. Something for everyone!
Spread the word!
Meet in the car park at twilight for an introduction from bat-wise FSP members who will lead this adventure through the Park using our eyes, ears and bat detectors!
- Walk is free to members, £2 others (but free to join on the day)
- Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Walk lasts about 1 1/2 hours and torches are helpful
- Dogs must be kept on a lead
If you have mobility issues or enquiries please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you participate. The trail is a mix of paved path, gravel and grass.
If it rains neither the bats nor us will be coming out!
Below you’ll see the events planned, so far, and we hope they whet your appetite to get outdoors in the Park!
Continue reading 2017 EVENTS
Spring has sprung and so have loads of brambles around the Park! Meet on the Dothill path near the nature reserve entrance gate…
Continue reading Clean up Day – Sunday 5 March at 1pm
Get off that computer and get outside!
There are 2000 free bulbs to plant in our lovely Park, come and join in for an hour or two.
We will meet at 2pm in the middle of the woods by the large fallen oak tree. Hope to see you there!
The Management Committee
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!
In September we offered an evening Bat Walk and an afternoon Time Walk to showcase different aspects of Shrewsbury Park.
Continue reading A walk in the Park, or two
This year’s Time Walk will show you how Shrewsbury Park developed, and how it fits into the wider landscape of Shooters Hill.
Continue reading Barrows to Barrage Balloons – Saturday 10 September at 2pm
Join John Denton, a woods-wise FSP member, as he leads us on an hour’s walk through the Park; identifying trees by leaf/fruit/bark, finding the height of trees, calculating their ages, making bark and leaf rubbings AND tree beating!
Correct meeting place is by the notice board in Plum Lane carpark . Wear sturdy shoes. Route will be off and on the paths, so please contact email@example.com to help us accommodate mobility issues.
Members free, others £2 (but free if you join the Friends)