Community Allotment

The community allotment garden (located between the MUGA court and the houses on South Street) has fallen into neglect. In May some of the new Friends group met with Claire and David from the Walks Management team to discuss what we can do to help get it back into management.

There are constraints. There is no easy access to water and some visitors to the Walks (including Wood Pigeon and Muntjac) like to ‘harvest’ any produce! But we concluded that there could be great opportunities for a vegetable and/or flower border, or a simple ‘wildlife’ garden.

At the meeting we met Ben from the NCC Youth Support team to discuss whether local young people might want to take it on. We have also been liaising with another local group and some nearby residents have also shown an interest. It maybe possible for everyone to have a corner!

If you or anyone you know would be interested in taking over all or part of this area – please email the Secretary: email hidden; JavaScript is required   There are already some hand tools available to use and the Friends may have access to funds for materials.

New Walks Film

Gary Walker and the Parkrun team, members of the new Friends group, are working to complete a new film about the Walks. They have been held up by bad weather preventing new drone footage being shot! When complete we will organise a ‘launch’. Having a film that can promote our wonderful park to a wider audience will be a powerful tool!