Volunteer Day - 12 November
Once again Friends wish to thank all our wonderful friends/volunteers for joining our Volunteer Day last Saturday. Our task was to clear leaves from around the Fossil Grove building and gutters to allow the rain water to drain away and avoid water ingress into the building putting the fossils at risk of erosion.
We had an excellent turn out of about 10 people and we cleared at least 50 barrow loads of leaves moving them into the surrounding grounds so they will turn to mulch.
We set a new record with our youngest volunteer dividing our average age by 10; our record has been seriously broken with a 7 year old joining our happy crew! Even that was in danger of being broken if younger sister hadn’t been rather poorly so opted to watch from safety of her pram!
Weather was actually quite warm and dry; hard work done by all.
Thanks and here’s to seeing you all again.
Remembrance Sunday - 13/11 at 2pm
Join the Friends of Victoria Park at the war memorial in the park this Remembrance Sunday to remember the fallen of past wars, and reflect on a current one. Dr Yevgen Gorash of Glasgow’s Ukrainian community will talk about the Ukrainians who arrived in Glasgow after the Second World War, then take the community’s story up to the present day and the help it’s providing to Ukrainians affected by the war going on at the moment.
Autumn has well and truly arrived but our FoVP maintenance is still required particularly around the fossil grove. If you a few spares 10s of minutes on Saturday we’d love to see you to help with our tasks. We’ve booked some nice autumn weather specially but the ground is wet and wellies are the best footwear plus older clothing.
We’re starting at 10am on Saturday 12th at the fossil house and will be finished around 12 noon.
I’d you’ve liked our fb group previously or even this time maybe you could find those minutes to join us.
Looking forward to seeing you then.
Friends erect 20 New Homes in Park
The Friends are delighted to announce to all our supporters the creation of 20 new dwellings in the park, 10 this year and 10 last year adding to the previous 10 from previous years. Some of the dwellings have been occupied but unfortunately not all.
Each comes with a lovely front door and single living space for Mum, Dad and a few kids. They are in a great elevated location with leafy surroundings.
Unfortunately none come with a parking space but each has an abundance of fresh livestock to fill all those little mouths.
Friends would like to ask park users to adopt a dwelling and report on Facebook how the occupants are doing. Maybe post some pictures of the activities and report on the occupants.
We hope to add more in the years to come.
Let’s together look after our lovely feathered friends and essential park residents.