Last weekend, we officially christened our newest bench, installed with many kind donations from local people. It is dedicated to our beloved Sonja O’Sullivan, a treasured friend and member of our management committee. Her husband, Brian, spoke movingly about her love of the park.
Friends and family turned out in their droves on a cold March morning to celebrate her life.
Next time you are there, take a look – there’s a fabulous view from it too!
See if you can spot Sonja’s sister in the group photo – a great family resemblance!
This year’s Summer Park Festival will be held on Sunday 17 July from 12-4pm. We’re calling it ‘Sunday Funday’ Don’t miss the fantastic stalls, food, drink, and amazing entertainment – there’s loads for the kids to do too!
This is a real celebration of our amazing local community, who have been so resilient over the past couple of years. It’s an opportunity for everyone to get together and enjoy the park – dogs are welcome, and we have a dog show for them to get involved with.
Music, dance and performances will run throughout the afternoon and we have more than 20 stalls booked in for you to visit!
Have you got a pretty poodle or a dress-up Dalmatian?
Now we have a chance for them to shine! The Dog Show is part of our annual festival and we want you to get ready to take part – it is all for fun, and we’re happy to provide you with an opportunity to show off!
Just register your dog on the day, registration opens at 11.30am and goes on until 12.30pm
The categories are:
Cutest Puppy (aged up to 1 year)
Golden Oldie (aged over 7)
Child Handler (child aged up to 12 years)
Best Rescue (rescued within the last 2 years)
Best In Show
Go on …. get involved – we can’t wait to see all those delectable dogs enjoying themselves in our park!
We’ve got a few calendars left, and we’d love to give them all good homes!
Now we are a few weeks into the year, you can have one for a discounted price, safe in the knowledge that your money is going to a great cause – please buy yours now!
Just complete the form below, and let us know how you would like to pay – to pay online, use the ‘donate’ button below, and pay £4 per calendar – if you’d like an envelope add 50p. Cash or cheque purchases can be arranged by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Delivery to the SE18, SE2 or DA16 postcodes is free of charge.
New bins and benches are being installed during August and wildflower seed planting will take place during the Autumn.
The park has had so much more use over the past 20 months, and we are still seeing new faces all the time. As you might expect, there is more wear and tear on paths and grassed areas that needs attention, and we also want to introduce new facilities.
The management committee are keeping an eye out for funding opportunities and different ways of raising money to make our park even better.
If you have an idea for fundraising, please let us know – just email us! email@example.com
Due to a grim weather forecast tonight’s BAT WALK has been cancelled.
But there is another one scheduled for Sepember 6, so keep an eye on the site for details.
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.