Saturday, 29 October 2011

Make a Difference Day

Armed with tools and food, several volunteers joined forces for CSV Make a Difference Day in Cuthill Park.

One group tackled the weeds in the area in the community garden where the community servers will be laying down a stone circle next week.

Another group planted daffodils (kindly donated by Lidl) and tulips (awarded to us from The Big Bulb Plant) around the entrance to the park.  The group also put up special Dogwatch posters, designed by schoolkids, on the gate.  Let's hope irresponsible dog walkers get the message - the park is in a dreadful state with dog mess at the moment.

A group of men moved a huge log from the wooded area down to the garden where it will be used as a handy seat.

The vegetable garden continues to flourish.  There are several squashes growing and we picked the last of the potatoes and courgettes.

One thing that would make a huge difference would be the erection of a fence by the garden area. The dog mess is a disgrace in the park and is the single biggest disincentive to recruiting new volunteers.

THANK YOU to our volunteers: Annemarie, Arran, Celia, Charlotte, Emily, Georgie, Harris, Jan B, Jan H, Jocelyn, Josie, Lucy, Mary, Max, Nigel, Rose, Stephen, Steve and Tom.  You really did MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Help us tackle weeds and community isolation

The Friends of Cuthill Park are holding a work day in the park for CSV Make a Difference Day on Saturday 29 October.

From 11 until 2, dependent on weather, volunteers will be weeding around the apple trees and planting bulbs.  If there are enough volunteers, it is hoped that weed suppressant fabric and landscaping materials can also be put down in the community garden area.  Volunteers are asked to bring along garden forks if they have them and refreshments.

We’ve had a really successful year in the Community Garden with bumper crops of potatoes and peas.  The apple trees we planted last year bore fruit.  What is particularly special about the project is the friendships that have formed as a result of it.  Lots of families have come along, some for half an hour, some for half a day – just enjoying the outdoors in the company other people”

The Friends of Cuthill Park welcome new members and are currently looking for a Secretary.  Meetings are friendly and informal.  Volunteers are always welcome, regardless of experience or ability.