The friends of Pinner Village Gardens in Pinner, Harrow, Middlesex have been fund raising for 1 year and have achieved stage 1 of the playground project with 3 new pieces of play equipment and 3 picnic benches now installed in the playground.
We will continue on to raise funds/ apply for grants to achieve 6 pieces of equipment and £40K
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Round up of the news from Friends of Pinner Village Gardens who look after Pinner Village Gardens park in NW London – Harrow borough
Update on the playground in Pinner village gardens park. Three new pieces of play equipment have been installed and new safe play surfacing after 1 year of fundraising where the friends raised £13500 . 3 new recycled plastic, wheelchair accessible, picnic benches and some raised planters for spring bulbs have also been added and more trees will be planted in the green . 2 more pieces of play equipment will then be added during stage 2.
Thanks to all who came and supported the welcome event in the park on Saturday. This will now be an annual event and we recruited 24 new members taking us to nearly 190 and achieved £236, so a very successful day,We will be using the money for projects around the park .
if you would like to know about projects, give us feedback or ideas, if you would like information on working parties ( now the first Saturday of every month) or anything else about the – see our facebook page and add to our 444 followers – https://www.facebook.com/friendsofpinnervillagegardens/
Friends of Pinner Village Gardens are running scheme for Junior Park Rangers
If you are aged 7-15 years, simply come along and join in, with our exciting nature projects in the park and earn badges. For all dates, meet at 10.30 a.m. at the drinking fountain. All equipment provided and projects last for 1 / 1.5 hours.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 13th October – Hedgehog event.
We will be teaching people how to survey for hedgehogs.
We will be building hedgehog tunnels and showing how to bait and record the results and who to send the results to.
We will also be showing people what they can do to help hedgehogs.
We will be providing leaf litter for hedgehog hibernation sites.
23rd October – trees for Pinner Village Gardens
We will also be planting bulbs -Winter Aconite, Snowdrop, Crocus
November 18 – doing leaf collection and using them to create artwork/ leaf identification section.
On December 1st Mouse -Eared Hawkweed plugs planting them in the same area as other wild flower planting
The pond in the park is now a thriving natural environment with dragonflies, newts and many pond creatures.
There are still too many reeds which tend to fall over and be pushed over by dogs, so the Friends will be taking more reeds out this week , so as not to disturb the existing wildlife, and will continue to add a mix of oxygenators and marginals such as yellow flag iris
FopVg are working with Simon Braidman (chief warden Stanmore marsh ) who represent Harrow nature heroes and get funding to run nature projects for juniors across the borough
They launched a pilot scheme called junior park rangers at Povg in summer holidays – 3 sessions – well attended – children and families did various projects and gained stamps in a log book – 3 stamps = bronze badge
Due to the success of the pilot – they have now proposed further junior park rangers events
The activities are open to all and children will receive a stamp in their log books to work towards badges – provided and funded by Simon/ Caroline and Harrow nature heroes project.
Timings -10.30 – 1 /1.5 hrs – meet at drinking fountain
The Friends group maintains and improves the park with harrow council and now has over 190 members and 430 followers on facebook –https://www.facebook.com/friendsofpinnervillagegardens/
Exciting to see new items in playground.
Very difficult to photo playground because so broad !
So hope you get better photos than these but in case not
Attached 3 photos. – Maybe not worth using.
A possible caption : “Spot the changes !”
- Your layout of 4 raised planting beds, 2 either side of bench is shaping up well.