March 2013 ....


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The Friends of Eastfield Park would not be able to achieve what it does without the help of its members, local residents, councillors, and various organisations and businesses in the area. This is particularly true of our 'Easter @ Eastfield' event held on Easter Sunday, the last day of March, 2013.

Members of Broadmead Baptist Church paid for 60 'Real Easter Eggs' for the event and also served hot and cold drinks and supervised children's craft work. The Church also provided a huge number of smaller chocolate eggs to use as prizes.

As usual, the Bushland Road Co-op gave us £20 worth of chocolates and Wilkinsons in the Weston Favell Centre donated a £10 voucher to spend in the store. Since 2009, the Rothwall Convenience Store in Broadmead Avenue (pictured below, left) has very kindly supplied us with sweets for the event. This year was no exception and we are very grateful for this support.


This year, we had a special treat from the Akshar Sweet Mart (pictured above, right), also in Broadmead Avenue, who gave us a large delicious egg-free cake, ready cut into slices to give out with the refreshments.

Our own FoEP members, of course, also contibuted to the success of the event by carrying equipment and other items to the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), erecting stalls, supervising the tombola and the children's trails, and putting transfer 'tattoos' on children, not to mention all the advanced publicity for the occasion.

We must also thank members of the Phoenix Wheelchair Basketball Club who provided basketball shooting experience for visitors to the event, assisted by Jason, our Park Ranger. All donations made at the event and proceeds from the tombola (around £125 in total) will go to the Phoenix WBC.

Finally, our thanks to all those residents who turned out on such a cold day to support this event, and special thanks to Phil York for dealing with the refuse collected at the end of the afternoon and to the three children (Jordan and his two friends) who helped the organisers in so many ways!



On Monday mornings throughout March, weather permitting, Northampton College students carried out work around the Booth Lane entrance to Eastfield Park. They were unable to work further in the Park because of the poor conditions underfoot, much of the ground being waterlogged.

The Tree Planters

One of their achievements was to plant a flowering cherry tree just outside the Park entrance. (We had to get NCC permission for this). The tree, which was paid for by the College, is a purple-leaf bird cherry and should produce coppery young foliage, turning green with age, and spikes of pale pink fragrant flowers in spring.

The students also collected litter, swept paths and trimmed bushes. THANK YOU!

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