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Using the park safely during the pandemic

You’ll be aware of the importance of social distancing in the park, tempting as it is to wander. We’d all like to be as carefree as the animals right now! But please obey the rules, and remind others who may forget.

We have received regulations, apologies and encouragement to pass on from the Royal Borough of Greenwich. This is a recap for your information.

  • All 2020 Parksfest events are cancelled – we had just begun to plan and book gigs.
  • The car park gates will be permanently open from 1 April due to budget cuts. I attended two meetings recently which included the Director and other council officers in Parks and Open Spaces and they will continue to monitor the effects of this action – one that many opposed. Thank you to everyone who answered the last minute call to challenge the consultation, that’s what got us the meeting. There are suggestions to appeal which we will follow up but everyone is currently dealing with priority issues.
  • Please have a look at the information below from Rob Goring of Park Dept.

And most of all, continue to appreciate the park. Although we can’t guarantee any walks or events in Shrewsbury Park for the near future, the ideas remain fresh and ready to go.

If you are doing your solitary exercise, listening to the birds and the buds popping open, and you see a photo opportunity or have some creative thoughts please send your pictures to us at werfsp@gmail.com and we’ll add them to a gallery here.

Best wishes for your safety and calm in the coming weeks. Nature is doing it’s best to keep us cheerful.

Kris and the Management Committee

 

From Rob Goring, Strategy and Development Manager of Parks and Open Spaces:

As of 25 March we will be temporarily closing all:

  • Park Playgrounds
  • Outdoor gyms
  • Park sports facilities
All park cafes should also be closing but some may remain open to provide takeaway services only.

Our parks will remain open to allow people to exercise once a day but people using our parks should social distance and keep at least 2 metres away from people outside their households.
No more than 2 people may gather in our parks and open spaces except where the gathering is of a group of people who live together – this means that a parent can, for example, take their children to the shops if there is no option to leave them at home.

Most parks office staff are remote working i.e. working from home and Grounds Maintenance staff and Park Rangers are not classified as key workers and therefore will not be attending work, in-line with government instructions. However, if possible we may have a couple of Rangers/Ranger Managers working each day to carry out checks in parks.

Our Cemeteries and Crematorium are open and operating as normal but again in line with government instructions people should social distance where possible and keep at least 2 metres away from people outside their households. In terms of people attending funeral services it is advised that only members of the immediate family should attend.

Quiz On The Hill #2 A Success!

Our Second Quiz on the Hill held at Shrewsbury House last night (9/11/18) was even better than the first held in February.

Quizmasters Geoff and Dee set the bar very high and caught us out with some fiendishly clever questions. From ‘cats and other animals’ to ‘news this week’ they kept us on our toes.

The winners after eight rounds were Team MSP who received some mini bottles of red, and looked delighted!

The scoreboard at the end of the evening looked a bit like this:

We look forward to the next quiz, so watch out MSP, we’re after your crown!

We’ll let you know how much we raised through the tickets and raffle when we have added it all up.

Sign your kids up for Ready, Steady, Lift Off! at the Spree on Sunday 8 July

“What an amazing idea! At Last something exciting and fun!”

(Timeout)

DATE: Sunday 8th July

PERFORMANCE TIMES: 12.30pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm

 SHOW INFO

Welcome to our Space Station! Train to be an astronaut, make your own rocket, colour and LIFT OFF! Ready Steady Lift Off! is an immersive theatre show for 3-8 year olds and their families combining live performance, music, storytelling and painting into one interactive theatre show.

Ready Steady Lift Off! invites you the audience to take part in our colourful astronaut programme. Come and navigate, sing, colour and play your way through the 7 stages of training, from working as a team in a space station to piloting your own rocket around our galaxy.

This immersive experience will get the family colouring and creating together, and once you’ve decorated your rocket, you will orbit around space meeting strange creatures and overcoming some cosmic catastrophes, all in a days work for the LIFT OFF team! Finally fly your rocket home!

BOOKING

Shows are FREE but booking is essential. The show is for children aged 3 – 8 (strictly no under 3’s allowed) and all children must be supervised by a parent/guardian. To book please follow the below link…

https://eea.org.uk/whats-on/events/ready-steady-lift-off-summer-spree

For more information, or to book, please contact ross.bolwell@eea.org.uk | 020 8853 4809

Fabulous Park Festival!

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 werfsp@gmail.com

RAFFLE PRIZE NUMBERS

BLUE 316 -318 – 335 – 341 – 342 -354 – 359 – 364 – 367

PINK 522 – 580 – 587 – 614

YELLOW 359 – 376 – 389