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FoEP on Facebook

Thanks to Shelley Pearson, a local resident who runs her own social intelligence business, the FoEP now has its own Facebook page. Thank you, Shelley! (Shelley was also one of the volunteers for this year's 'Spring Clean' in Eastfield Park.)

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Hopes to improve park drainage

Investigations have begun into the possibility of improving the drainage in Eastfield Park - the preferred option for enhancing the park as revealed by the initial results of FoEP's public consultation.

FoEP committee members, Vic Smith, Bernard Kelly and Tony Mallard, recently met with NBC officers, Mick Tyrrell and Joe Knight to discuss past efforts to deal with the drainage problem, why new improvements are needed and how and where they might be implemented.

Further investigations are needed by professional drainage engineers before any conclusions can be made.


On Monday afternoon, 21st May, around sixty pupils from Headlands Primary School visited Eastfield Park with parents and teachers.

They were joined by Andy Cullinane (Neighbourhood Warden), Vikkie Maloney (FoEP member and NBC Ranger for Abington Park), Jeanette Pidgen (NBC North Area Neighbourhood Co-ordinator), Vic Smith (Chair of FoEP), Bernard Kelly (Vice-Chair of FoEP) and members of the Eastfield Safer Community Team.

Bernard told the children about the history of the park while Vic introduced them to some of the animals found in the ponds.

Unfortunately, we do not have permission to include photos of the children on this site but we can show pictures of Vic describing how a dragonfly nymph catches its prey with Bernard looking on.

I think everybody enjoyed their time in the park and we hope that other schools will take the opportunity to do something similar.

Demo dragonfly feeding
Vic & Bernard

Head of the dragonfly nymph, Aeshna cyanea, (Southern Hawker) from the top pond in Eastfield Park - the picture used by Vic to explain the feeding method of dragonfly nymphs.

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