December 2013 ....

Review of the Year (2013)

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Bin it - Don't sling it! (N'ton Coll)
Jason
The whole team
crocus ep

Students from Northampton College again helped with work in the Park. The Easter @ Eastfield event was held in very cold weather!

We welcomed Park Ranger, Jason Toyne, ... and said a sad farewell to Friend and Founder Member, John Neal.

Michael Ellis, MP, gave a talk at the FoEP AGM and the winning 'Away With Litter' posters were put on

display.

The Spring Clean was a low key event because of wet conditions but the first blooms from last autumn's plantings were evident.

Head of Pond Skater (Gerris)
Head of Notonecta
Funfair-comp
Play Trail 2013
Picnic in the Park 2013 (2)

Vic's public pond dipping event was poorly attended but the experience added to his knowledge of the Park's aquatic fauna.

A controversial funfair was held on the Park resulting in numerous complaints to the FoEP and NBC. The fair is unlikely to return!

Vic & Bernard walked the Park with Cllr Mike Hallam reviewing areas of neglect. The path above has since been cut by Enterprise.

Families enjoyed a picnic organised by the Headland's Childrens Centre and the FoEP. Vic showed children a range of pond animals.

Proposed route of footpath
Collected rubbish 2
Beside the lake
Happy New Year 2013-14

Public consultation about a proposed footpath across the Park closed. The vision had received widespread community support.

During the Autumn Tidy-up, 23 bags of rubbish and a shopping trolley were removed and cyclamen & daffodils planted.

Litter picking and daffodil planting continued through-out November. In total, well over 300 bulbs were put in during the autumn.

A quiet month for the FoEP but it included the most successful carol singing event invoving us so far

(see below).

December News: Friends of Eastfield Park joined with members of Broadmead Baptist Church for carol singing on 16th December. We met at the Greenfield Avenue entrance to the Park at 7.00pm and progressed through the Eastfield Estate to Eleonore House where we enjoyed mulled wine, tea, coffee, mince pies and cake with some of the residents and staff. This was, undoubtedly, the most successful event of its kind so far!

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