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!
The Sunday afternoon foraging walk with Kevin Godby delivered! The plants, the warm sunshine, the good humoured ramblers and our amiable and knowledgeable guide came together – and a good time was had by all. By now some of you know Kevin brings along experimental tidbits from his foraging using the local plants and he didn’t disappoint!
There may be another walk in the autumn, depending on how dry the summer is – or isn’t. Watch this space!
And thank you to Angela and Sandra for the photos…
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.
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.
Deadline for Entries
Entries will be judged at our Festival on Sunday 21 July – entries should be emailed to us along with your name!
Image quality & captioning
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.
Don’t forget a catchy caption to go with it!
Send the photos to email@example.com by our deadline of midnight on 28 June 2019.
Today’s Tree Walk was a huge success! We had more than 20 people along to hear John Denton’s wise words. Although it rained a bit, it didn’t put us off learning about the amazing varieties in the park. We were introduced to different kinds of trees – Gmynosperms (naked seeds) and Angiosperms (enclosed seeds).
One young man took on the task of collecting a leaf from every tree we stopped to look at, and he ended up with a very full bag.
Starting in the car park we saw a Common Lime, a Box Elder, a Copper/Purple Beech we moved on to look at a Holly and a False Acacia – in all there were more than 20 trees identified.
Here are the updated documents:
John asked us to add the following:
“On the walk a lady (sorry I didn’t ask her name) asked me to identify a tree which was next to the car park behind the Lime Tree. At the time I hadn’t a clue but I’m now sure that it is a variety of “Flowering Ash”, properly called Manna Ash. “
Thank you 10th Royal Eltham Cubs!
The Cubs, their parents and their leaders made our Great British Clean Up Day a fun event providing 18 volunteers for two hours gathering (mostly) rubbish and litter along the Dothill pathway. And a big THANK YOU to the three(!) FSP volunteers who turned out.
We had some serious environmental chats with the Cubs who certainly know their way around recycling! Check out the Beavers’ posters still displayed around the Park.
Local enthusiastic amateur, John Denton, will lead us on a walk through the park – introducing you to local flora and fauna, you’ll learn more than you ever dreamt of about the trees in the park, how they’ve survived and thrived, how old they are and much more!
Sunday 28 April at 2pm
Meeting point : Notice Board by the car park. Binoculars and magnifying glass would be handy. Sturdy footwear would be an advantage.
No dogs please.
Rain or shine, we’ll still go ahead
Read and download John’s Trees Key and Tree Classification in advance of the walk!
Have you got a passion for your hobby or interest? Maybe you volunteer for a fantastic charity that you’d like to represent?
Then why not be a stall-holder at our next festival?
We pride ourselves on having a great display of stalls and we love having old friends back, as well as new local community groups, charities, hobbyists or other sellers.
We welcome hundreds of visitors on the day – mostly local people living close to the park, but increasingly people from Greenwich and Bexley, and sometimes further afield.
You can browse the following documents to complete and read:
Shrewsbury Park Stallholders Terms and Conditions
Shrewsbury Park Stallholders application form
Please send your forms back by the end of April 2019 to be considered for this year’s festival.
The date of this year’s festival is …………..
Sunday 21 July 12-4pm
We’re busy putting together an amazing line-up as well as activities for dog-lovers and of course the children!
This is a belated but heartfelt thank you to the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers and of 10th Royal Eltham Division and their noble leaders who contributed time and energy to regenerating a neglected patch of the park on Plum Lane across from Dallin Road.
Continue reading Scouts do their bit for the Park