On Sunday 10th December at 2 pm, we will hold our annual Christmas tree decorating event at a tree near the Oswald Clock. Please bring your decorations, bio-degradable, if possible, to add to the tree. Don’t worry if you have none. FoVP will bring some for all.
There will be carol singing and feel free to bring seasonal fare to share.
Thanks, to all those who managed to attend this year’s very well supported Remembrance event. My special thanks to Yevgen Gorash (Chair of the Glasgow branch of the AUGB (Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain) for his very relevant speech.
I hope to see as many of you as possible at our Christmas tree decorating event and whether you can or cannot make it, I wish you, on behalf of myself and the Committee of Friends of Victoria Park all the best for the Festive Season and a Happy New Year!
Secretary of Friends of Victoria Park
This Saturday, 21st October 10-12, FoVP are holding our monthly gardening/litter picking event in the park. The leaves are falling fast and the fossil grove needs its tidy before winter. If you feel like some fresh air, and some good exercise on Saturday please, please just join us. We’ll meet at the fossil grove building at 10am and then be working around and down to the pond. We’ll provide equipment and gloves.
This Thursday in the park, 5.30pm for about 1.5hrs (meeting at the Cafe area). The session is being led by Alex Paterson, Senior Projects Officer, The Conservative Volunteers (TCV) - a Glasgow based charity who work with local volunteer groups on conservation.
The session will comprise of identifying various wild species large and small, inc plants, bugs, birds and trees and will consider how to gather information and data on those species we find. This will provide excellent data for you, Friends, TCV, the council and the world. So why not join us and expand your knowledge and help protect all our loved local wildlife.
I suggest everyone is welcome but the event is not a game so younger children may get bored. I suggest you bring a bottle of water and please note the toilets are closed at this time. You may be asked, but not essential, to sit on the ground to look at the wildlife under our feet. Maybe a sitting mat would help.
Friends are asking for volunteers to join our volunteer sessions on 22nd and 29th July. The Fossil Grove fernery and pond needs some TLC to bring it back to its wonderful condition. Also if we’ve lots of volunteers we’ll weed some of the formal beds that we maintain.
We’ll meet as usual in front of the FG building at 10 am on both saturdays.
We’re looking forward to seeing and chatting to you and we may finish with a coffee at the park cafe.
Thanks to all volunteers who turned out. Litter picking, pond clearance, weeding and building rockery beds for fern planting. We removed rocks and logs from the pond and raked out loads of smelly mud to put on the beds as a mulch. We're experimenting with cutting down the green reedy stuff on one side of the bridge to see if that helps control its spread.
Friends Volunteer Saturday 29th April, 10-12am.
Dear Friends, we are asking for volunteers to come out this Saturday morning to do some weeding and possibly litter picking in Victoria Park. Do you have a spare hour or two and keen to help. You’ll benefit from the fresh air, good company, helping our local park and getting some ‘green gym’ exercise.
We meet in front of the Fossil Grove building and get started at 10am. Tools and gloves etc will be provided. All we ask is you bring some lovely Spring weather to cheer us in the tasks. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you then. Convenor FoVP
Our AGM has come round and this year, it will be held on:
Thursday 18th May 2023, 7. 00pm – 9.00 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas, Mitre Road
We will start with a welcome from our Convenor followed by 3 excellent speakers as follows. We’re sure you’ll enjoy hearing their stories; I certainly am looking forward to the evening.
1. Sandra Malcolm: A history of Victoria Park and Surrounds
2. David Webster: Fossil Grove Building Essential Works
3. Steve Nelson: Victoria Park Community Trust Update
We will have a short break so we can get together and exchange ideas.
The AGM will follow with the usual agenda to vote in the office bearers plus other essential points.
Our members input and advice is not just welcome but essential to our society.
The Committee wishes to advise of their intention to have the Standing Order below appended to our constitution:
1) Spending Procedure: for all major Society spending i.e., not petty cash amounts (which can be agreed at a quorate Committee meeting on an ad hoc basis) a spending proposal will be brought to the Committee and a budget agreed. A quote would then be obtained and brought to the Committee for approval. The authorised spending can then proceed. This procedure can be altered for specific reasons agreed by the committee on an item by item basis. Documentation for spending must be made available to our Treasurer.”
Members are asked to consider the above, ahead of the vote at our AGM.
We look forward to seeing you all then.
Convenor of FoVP