We ran our 2nd volunteer morning of the year on Saturday 12th March. Once again the weather was very kind to us – sunshine and light breezes.
By 10am we were all set up with the gazebo, refreshment table, along with all our tools and other equipment.
We never know who is going to turn up on the day, but as usual we weren’t to be disappointed. A good size group were congregated around the gazebo by kick-off. We had a quite few new volunteers, who’d been attracted our posters along Malden Road.
Tasks for the day were litter-picking, hedge planting and woodland maintenance. The latter involved widening a cut-through between the senior football pitches and the wild area in the far corner of the park.
All three tasks posed no difficulties for our enthusiastic volunteers.
The hedge which runs along the back of the houses near the junior football pitches, will create a real legacy, providing a great new habitat for wildlife for many decades to come.
The cut-through at the back simply makes it more likely that people will venture into the wild meadow area. We also hope that it will make this space feel less intimidating for people walking around the park by themselves.
We had a handful of amazing junior helpers who helped pick litter and spread woodchip mulch around the base of the wildlife hedge.
The Friends of Manor Park team enjoyed meeting everyone. A massive thank you to all who attended.
- The next big happening in the park is the installation of the new playground. It’s going be really special. We will arrange a little get together to celebrate the opening.
- Every Thursday volunteers litter pick in the park. Anyone can join. Just bring a litterpick and a plastic bag.
- Our large Saturday volunteers mornings will resume in September, however we may put out a call for volunteers for smaller task in the meantime.