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FoEP: Improving the Park for the benefit of the whole community


Young people help out in Park ....

On Monday, 22nd May 2017, members of the 27th Northampton (Parklands) Cub Scouts carried out some improvements to Eastfield Park (with a little help from parents and leaders). One group loaded wheelbarrows with woodchippings from the piles left behind at the end of last year when council workers shredded trees cut down on the 'lake slope' by FoEP members.  The chippings were then wheeled to an area near the northern boundary of the Park, behind the top pond, where they were spread out along a muddy footpath. Another group carefully weeded a section of the Crescent Rock Garden.

LOVE PARKS WEEK 2017 (14-23 July)

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May News ....

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Also during May, Jo and Mary from Daffodils Decluttering added twelve new plants to the Eleonore House Insect-friendly Herbaceous Border. They also added compost, broke up some of the larger lumps of soil, removed weeds and trimmed the edge of the garden.

More work on the Insect-friendly Border

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KITE FLYING IN EASTFIELD PARK: As part of the celebrations for Love Parks Week the FoEP will be organising kite flying in Eastfield Park after school on Tuesday 18th July. There will be opportunities for children to fly their own kites or, for children who do not have kites, to purchase a kite kit for just two to three pounds. They can then make, decorate, fly & take home their very own kite which they made for themselves.


OTHER ACTIVITIES will take place in other Northampton parks and events celebrating parks and open spaces will be held up and down the country.  Click HERE for more information about Love Parks Week.

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A job well done - Thank you!

Students from Northampton College also helped out in the Park during the month.  On 3rd May they collected several sacks of litter and then on the 10th they dug over and weeded that part of the 'back' of the Crescent Rock Garden where we planted daffodils last year. They then added some garden Primulas that were given to us by a neighbour. The work was finished off by Chris Freeman before he took this picture of the completed work.

Student's & Chris's work on CRG

The team from Nationwide, expected in late May, will now be coming on 2nd June.  We are also expecting to receive volunteers from local churches on 10th June.

Clearing the 'Lake slope'

Vic and Chris have now started to use the FoEP brushcutter to clear tall weeds, brambles and low bushes from the slope leading up to the Lake.

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