The Big Clean Up starts at 10am, and afterwards there will be a Big Picnic Lunch from 12, with musical accompaniment from a Jazz band.
Tesco have donated free refreshments for volunteers during the clean-up, and all protective equipment will be supplied.
Hope to see you there!
Read the flier.
In April 2011 the Committee set three years goals for the Friends group:
- Secure a permanent resource area for Friends within the park
- Increase biodiversity of nature and wildlife in the park
- Improve the opinion of the park by users
- Increase the usage of the park
- Hold events for local residents in the park.
Our Annual Report 2012 – 2013 summarises our progress against these objectives.
Starting at 11am, The Dogs Trust will be there with a range of exciting agility exercises for your dog, plus FREE micro-chipping.
Topping the day will be the judged dog competition starting at 12 noon, once again expertly overseen by international judge and breeder David Spencer.
Registration is FREE on the day and there will be prizes for winners kindly donated by purplebone in the following categories:
- Most handsome dog
- Prettiest bitch
- Dog most like its owner
- Best dog trick
- Best veteran
- Overall ‘Best in Show’
The Friends of Wormholt Park will have its red gazebo up with refreshments available plus FREE face painting for the kids.
We will also be holding our AGM starting at 2pm. So, come and hear the review of our second year, the latest on the park redevelopment and meet the new Committee members.
The Committee will comprise 8 posts – four will be the constitutionally required named posts (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary), the other four posts generic Committee Member:
1. Figure head for the group
2. Lead and chair committee meetings
3. Overview of Friends activities programme
4. Manage and enable the committee to achieve its objectives
5. Ensure outcomes are delivered in an inclusive manner, accessible and equal opportunities for all
6. Representation of Friends to external agencies, including BBH and LBHF
1. Support Chair in their role
2. Deputise for the Chair & lead on agreed projects
3. Coordinate & guide preparation of funding bids for park development & FOWP events/activities
4. Seek funding opportunities, including potential sponsors & joint applicants to develop funding bids for park development & Friends events/activities
1. Support the Chair in managing all committee matters
2. Full secretarial responsibility to committee including logistics, agenda and minutes
3. Co-ordinate committee membership including induction, elections
4. Recording and maintaining Friends membership register
5. Document and record committee and Friends actions and activities
6. Ensure licences and insurances etc and in place for Friends to conduct activities and events
7. Co-ordinate the completion of an annual report
1. Financial stewardship
2. Books and record keeping
3. Reporting updates to Committee
4. Accounting including presentation
5. Liaise with accountant for attestation of annual accounts
6. Support committee members in financial processes and auditing at events/activities
Committee Member (4 posts)
The four generic Committee Member posts will contribute to leading the Friends Group and supporting the Friends activities throughout the year taking responsibility for various activities as required or offered. These may include:
1. Attending Friends Committee meetings
2. Representing the Friends on matters regarding nature & wildlife
3. Co-ordinating Friends publicity, communications, website, notice board etc.
4. Gathering local residents’ opinions on park development details i.e. playground equipment
Leading or contributing to Friends events in the park
Liaising with other local groups
Each post is for a one year period.
If you would like to nominate yourself for any (or more) of the above posts, please submit a supporting statement of up to 100 words by Sunday 31 March. Please include your full name, address and contact phone number and the posts you wish to nominate yourself for.
Please email your nomination to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or post/deliver to 49 Bryony Road, London W12 0SP.
Voting will be open to Friends only on Monday 8 April and close Sunday 21 April.
The results of the vote will be announced at the AGM on Saturday 27 April.
To mark National Nest Box Week and encourage more birds to Wormholt Park, the Friends have purchased and fitted two nest boxes. The boxes are made of tough long-lasting Canadian cedar wood and have been placed over 2 metres from the ground. The entrance holes are 32mm, ideal for Great Tits, Blue Tits, or Coal Tits. See if you can spot them next time you are in the park.
National Nest Box Week is organised by British Trust for Ornithology, to find out more visit their website.
Friends of Wormholt Park contributed their first bird observation records to the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. Joined by the Jamieson Family and their enthusiastic two girls, Sarah (Nature & Wildlife Officer) and Bob (Vice Chair) recorded the following species over the weekend:
- Blue Tit
- Carrion Crow
- Coal Tit
- Greater Spotted Woodpecker
- Great Tit
- Long-Tailed Tit
- Pied Wagtail
Most evident were the Woodpigeon with twenty-four recorded, though most notable was to record the Goldcrest (pictured) UK’s smallest bird. Not seen all year round in Wormholt Park, these were probably wintering migrants which come all the way over from Scandinavia! Look out for them in the Yew trees.
Sarah Woodside, our Nature & Wildlife Officer, and Vice Chair Bob Still invite you to join with them and take part in the RSPB’s annual Big Garden BIRDWATCH. Every year the RSPB asks the nation to record the birds seen in their gardens or local park and send them the results to compile a national picture of how both native British birds and winter migrants are fairing each year.
- Saturday 26 January 12.30pm – 2.00pm
- Sunday 27 January 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Sarah and/or Bob will be in the park during the above times with binoculars, bird book, RSPB record sheets and (hip)flask!
How many parakeets will there be? Anyone seen the pair of Goldcrests? Will the Greater Spotted Woodpecker appear?
Call Bob for more information if needed on 07932 762448 and for more on RSPB visit www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch