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FRIENDS OF GARSTON PARK

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Who we are

We are a local non-profit group based in Garston, Liverpool. We formed to help improve and maintain our local park. Throughout the year, we run various events and fundraisers to help raise money for the park. We do this for the community, and anyone within the local area and beyond, to make sure our park is the best it can be. We want to keep Garston Park as somewhere people are happy to visit, whether that’s a quick walk with the dog, or an afternoon playing sports on the field. Your help and interest is greatly appreciated, the group is for everyone who wants to be involved and play a part in making our community the best it can be. So, don’t be shy, drop us a message on our contact page. We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions and always welcome new members.

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What we do

Our main aim is clear, we want to make our local park the best it can be. The Friends work hard to promote, maintain and improve the park but there are only a few of us, please do join us. We have held plant sales, carried out tree planting and tree maintenance, planted wild flowers and introduced bog plants in the wet areas; we’ve organized community litter picks and taken part in Garston Park Fun Day. If you have any suggestions for improvements for the park or ideas for events, do contact us. Just now, we are working on a management plan for the park so that we can tackle regular jobs systematically. Liverpool Streetscene Services Ltd of course do the heavy work, but with funding very tight, we take on a lot of the refinements we want to see. The big dream is to restore the avenue of trees which used to go through the centre of the park.  We would love to continue making these positive changes to our park, but we can’t do it all alone, we need your help too!

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LATEST NEWS

Well, it has been a strange year, to say the least.  We have been pleased to see that the park served a lot of people very well in the worst of the lockdowns and we were happy to see so many people enjoying the space.

In terms of activity in and for the park, we have been somewhat restricted but have still managed to achieve a fair bit.  The Friends have planted trees and the Mersey Forest is continuing with its planting, putting some in on Long Lane and, hooray, restoring the central avenue in the park.  The fenced off areas are a contribution to the Northern Forest project, also managed by Mersey Forest.  We are making our contribution to climate change melioration. Please help to protect young trees that are planted.

The Friends did manage to squeeze in a plant sale after the first lockdown and it was the most successful yet, so thank you to all who attended.  We hope your plants are thriving.

Litter picks have been resumed on the first Sunday of the month – 11 a.m. at the playground car park.  We work Covid safe so wear your own gloves and keep your distance.  We can supply litter pickers and bags.  These days you’ll need wellies or boots too!

 

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NEXT EVENTS

Litter picks are held on the first Sunday of the month meeting at the swing park car park at 11am. The next one will be the 3rd January  lets hope it isnt like last time as the park was like a swimming pool!! Can you please bring your own gloves for health and safety reasons 🧤

 

 


 

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