Thank you for buying a calendar and supporting FSP – May everyone be able to fill the pages with postive plans for 2021!
Happy New Year to all
Delivery to the SE18, SE2 or DA16 postcodes is free of charge.
Delivery to the SE18, SE2 or DA16 postcodes is free of charge.
A fantastic time was had by all at the latest quiz in collaboration with Friends of Shrewsbury House!
Our Quizmasters, Dee and Geoff were as amazing as ever, the concluding round even included musical participation from the teams!
‘Five Old Queens’ romped home and took a yummy bottle of wine each for their efforts.
We hope we can persuade Dee and Geoff to host another quiz soon – we can’t wait!
The Summer Festival was a terrific success, judging by all the smiling faces. The day was full of summertime music, tasty food, hands-on workshops, creative craftspeople and info stalls from bees to Greenpeace. And Canine Capers presented by the Dog Society GB!
I would like to give grateful thanks to the Management Committee who pulled together like no other group has pulled before; Ron Senkus, Iris White, Sonja O’Sullivan, Sandra Bauer, Paul Buckley and Alan Deacon.
A core of super volunteers also helped make it happen and then returned the Park to it’s pristine appearance at the end of the day.
And thank you to everyone who delivered leaflets, baked a cake, set up a gazebo or shifted tables – or simply turned up to share Shrewsbury Park together with the neighbourhood. Continue reading Lark in the Park LIVE!
If you have been with us for more than a year, you’ll be aware that we run an annual photography competition for our members to find great images which appear in our calendar. Winners receive a copy of the calendar – and the glory of having their picture and name in print!
This year, we have had so much varied weather that we’re sure you have some super shots that you’ve captured in the park – so why not enter them? You must be a member and you can enter a maximum of 3 photographs.
Entries will be judged at our Festival on Sunday 21 July – entries should be emailed to us along with your name!
All photos entered need to be of good quality (typically at least 2mb in size). We’re printing it in square format so do make sure it will resize successfully.
Send the photos to email@example.com by our deadline of midnight on 28 June 2019.
For those of you who couldn’t attend, here is a summary of the business part of the meeting. The talk by Andy Brockman that followed it was very interesting and brought up questions for discussion. He has forwarded links for those of you who’d like more info …
Chair’s welcome by Kris Inglis
Kris ran through the year’s events so far and thanked all who had taken part or been involved in the organization
Maintenance of bird and bat boxes by members has been completed due to natural wear and tear as well as damage by other birds and squirrels. All ladder work is done in partnership with the council.
Kris mentioned a tree identification walk that local Beavers group have taken part in. It is hoped that Beavers, Cubs and Scouts will help with some grounds maintenance in the park and which will in turn enable them achieve badges to recognize their efforts.
A Brighton parks group had heard about our water fountain installation and have been in contact to find out about the fundraising aspects and process.
Kris ended by asking that Friends of the park continue to respect and appreciate the space and encourage others to do so.
The management committee was introduced. All agreed to re-stand and were voted in unanimously*. If anyone is interested in joining the committee they are welcome to come along to a meeting and decide whether they’d like to contribute.
Sonja O’Sullivan circulated and spoke to the annual accounts, taking questions at the end. A Parksfest grant from the council for the summer festival helped pay for a number of things but the underspend will be returned in due course.
A discussion covering the promotion of the event and the need for a generator followed and the management committee agreed to take the feedback on board.
New activities for next year were detailed and welcomed.
The committee will canvass opinion on the next improvement project for the park via email.
The business meeting over, our guest speaker Andy Brockman spoke on addressing heritage crime locally.
This is the page for the Shooters Hill Neighbourhood Team [As you can see they cover Shrewsbury Park, Eaglesfield, and Oxleas].
This looks at the issue of Heritage Crime in broad terms,
This is a guide to reporting a heritage crime [the same principles apply to a wildlife or environmental crime too]. https://historicengland.org.
This is a guide to making sites more secure. It is mostly about buildings, but there is also material which is useful in talking about securing open spaces like Shrewsbury Park. Worth quoting if speaking to the Council or Police about any security issues
Following the hugely successful Yogathon in 2017, we’re back again this year on Sunday 9 September. Once again we’ll be running a class of 108 non-stop sun salutations to raise money for the environmental group Greenpeace. (Please bring your yoga mat with you).
Greenpeace is at the heart of the battle against run-away climate change, so, let’s support them with the yoga that we enjoy so much.
Weather: In the event of extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain or freezing cold weather the event will be postponed to a date to be announced in spring 2019.
Food: There will be delicious vegetarian food for sale on site by Papi’s Kitchen.
Clothing: Please wear suitable clothes that give you plenty freedom for movement. Also consider that you might get too hot so you could change easily into shorts or short sleeves t-shirt.
Suitability: All are welcome. We are aiming to complete the 108 Sun Salutations. So make sure you have a good rest the night before and a nourishing early breakfast.
Price: CASH ONLY £20/£10 student rate (please present your student card). Payment will be made on the day of event. Also participants will be able to get sponsored via online JustGiving as well as via mobile phone Just Text Giving (please note that if you do not have a Vodafone account, your phone company may make a charge for this service.)
Booking: Please book your place in advance – please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your attendance.
Find out more here http://www.yogabypri.com/yogathon.html
In case you don’t know firsthand, the Summer Spree was a huge success, the quintessential Summer Afternoon in the Park. And the Astronaut Training was a delightful addition.
Special thanks to the Management Committee: Ron Senkus, Sonja O’Sullivan, Iris White, Sandra Bauer, Paul Buckley, Alan Deacon and Andy King. They pulled out all the stops and made the event happen in style.
All of us would like to thank the members of FSP (and their tireless friends and families) who delivered leaflets, baked, took photos for the competition, suggested ideas, put up gazebos, dragged chairs and tables and boxes around, ran errands, ran stalls, served endless thirsty people and spread their cheerfulness in what was a truly neighbourhood event.
Our 2018 Summer Park Festival will be held on Sunday 8 July from 12-5pm.
Don’t miss the fantastic stalls, food and amazing entertainment – there’s loads for the kids to do too!
Download our Poster/flyer here: Parkfest
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.