First of all we would like to thank all of you who voted for us by putting those little greens tokens in the Friends of Lowndes Park box at Waitrose. Secondly, we would like to thank Waitrose for their generous support of local community groups like ours. From this scheme we received £303.85 and this will be spent on new bulbs and plants in the spring.
The Friends of Lowndes Park are delighted to announce there is to be a Time Capsule to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee. The capsule will be buried in a secret location in Lowndes Park for future generations to discover and find out how we live now. We would love you to get involved by suggesting inclusions to the capsule, which may represent your community or school or organisation. Please bear in mind the capsule is quite small, so the inclusion will need to be small but representative. We are very keen to include the whole Chesham community and welcome suggestions from everyone. Please get your thinking caps on and email Juleschard@hotmail.com with suggestions please.
The Friends are hoping to plant around 30 native tree saplings in the Wildlife Area at their working party on Sunday 8 January. They have been donated by the 10th Chesham Guides and were given to them by the Woodland Trust. The varieties of tree include Holly, Wild Rose, Hawthron, Hazel and Dogwood.
We would like to thank Helena Mills who raised £570 for the Friends of Lowndes Park in memory of her good friend Ben Cargill. Over the course of the last summer she took part in not one but three triathlons. Please click on the title for more details and picture.
At the last working party the Friends took a little time out to celebrate retaining our Green Flag status. For the full story of our success see the article in Chiltern Voice.
If you have been walking through the park in the last week you may noticed work being carried out on the performance area. The Friends of Lowndes Park have been awarded £50,000 from the Lottery to renovate the park’s performance area and to erect a seasonal canopy for bands to perform under. The work should take 3 to 4 weeks.
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The next Friends of Lowndes Park working party will be on Sunday 8 December 2013. We meet at 10am in the Archena Garden which is next to the Temperance Hall in Church Street.
Apple Planting Day - Chesham Community Orchard – 10am onwards at the top of the park.
The orchard is going well and now we need your help. We have 24 new trees to plant including 9 Apple, 5 Plum, 5 Cherries, 3 Pear and 2 crab apples, so we have a lot to do. This is where you come in, we need as many people as possible to come along and help plant the trees, so do make sure you put the date and time in your diary. Please click on the title to find out more about this event and others.
We have had reports of a pike in Skottowes Pond. We haven’t seen it, have you? Please report any sightings to us via the Contact Us page.
Volunteers from the Friends of Lowndes Park have dug up the old cricket wicket and have made it ready for sowing wildflower seed. We hope that this will make for a colourful and interesting display during the coming year.