There'll be an enviro.volunteer working party THIS Saturday 20th May at 9:30 in Homefield Park where there are plenty of chippings for us to spread. Hopefully the current changeable weather will be kind to us, although we'll be working under the tree canopy so we should be ok. I've only had a couple of responses from last week's email so hopefully a few more will be able to join us. I'd also like to ask if anyone is available for a working party at The Coppice some time next weekend. It's a bank holiday weekend so we could be flexible on date/time depending on preferences. As usual all tools and refreshments are provided. We just need you and your enthusiasm. Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. Cheers Pene
The enviro.volunteers will be meeting up again this Saturday morning in Homefield Park by the main gate opposite the Memorial.
We’ll be spreading chippings, clearing leaves (to give the crocus bulbs a chance in spring) and planting a few spare hedge plants in The Dole.
We’ll also set up gazebos for a Public Art display and help artist Tim Ward, who has been commissioned to create a new feature entrance to the Park, gather feedback from all passers-by.
If you’re interested in art then you’re in for a treat this Saturday morning as there will be Public Art display in Homefield Park.
Artist Tim Ward has been commissioned to create a new feature entrance to the Park and will be on hand to show some examples of his work (from 11). He is also keen learn some of the history of the site and to gather feedback from all users of the park.
This project is the first part of a scheme for more Public Art in Histon & Impington so there will also be an opportunity for you to make suggestions for any ideas you’d like to see incorporated elsewhere in our villages.
The exhibition will be near the main entrance opposite the Memorial and runs from 11-3pm. Please feel free to pop in any time to offer a comment or two or just browse through the display.
We’ll start at 9:30am but the exhibition itself runs from 11-3pm.
Please feel free to pop in any time to lend a hand, offer a comment or two or just browse through the display.
Tools and refreshments provided for everyone!
hope to see you there.
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Many thanks to everyone for all their help last Saturday with a spot of selective weeding of some grass and Docks which were beginning to engulf the wildflowers on the corner of Clay Close Lane/ Burgoynes Road – we can see the flowers now! We also cleared the grass from the drainage “grips” and also watered & mulched the new oak trees – including those in the nearby Doctors’ Close field – they are looking great!
Some of you may have noticed that the Rec.Car Park is looking a bit bare since the trees there were felled last week. Unfortunately they all succumbed to disease and had become unsafe. However there is a bright side – we have retained much of the timber and the chippings which have all been delivered to Homefield Park…… so this Saturday we’ll be using the large logs to create some new seating, and the chippings to create a new woodland path.
We’ll be meeting in Homefield Park (near The Dole entrance) at the usual time of 9:30am. If you live nearby and can spare a little time that would be great. If not perhaps you know someone who lives nearby – please let them know we’ll be working in their patch. If you can’t help us with the spreading the chippings, then perhaps you could lend us a barrow or boil us a kettle for our tea break!
As usual all tools and refreshments will be provided, so just turn up! As much or as little time as you can manage would be very useful and much appreciated.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Since we’ve had the tree works done in Homefield Park there’s been a big pile of chippings which need moving to the footpaths. They’ve been around for a little while now, so we’ve decided to dust off the wheel barrows once more and get spreading….. plus we’ll do some litterpicking too. So we’ll be meeting up at 9:30am on Friday 2nd April by the big walnut tree (with a hollow in it’s trunk) near from the Bishop Way/Hereward Close entrances to the park.
Hope to see you there.
An excellent attendance for the working party on Homefield Park on the 19th of Sep 2009. Woodchippings were laid creating new paths, and some recent trees that had to be felled were turned into seating areas.