Friends want to start 2023 with our first volunteer Saturday on 11th Feb. We’re just getting our tasks sorted but certainly we must clean up the litter that’s gathering along Westland and VPD North and into the park. We do have some leaf clearing around the Fossil Grove building and that’s after removing about 50 barrow loads in Nov. Please join us as usual in front of the FG building to get going at 10am. We are expecting a big turnout from other volunteer groups so you’ll be in good company.
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.
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.
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.
Just a bit dreich in the park today when Friends held its next volunteer morning. As well as clearing leaves around and on the Fossil Grove building to help maintain the building from water penetration and weeding the recently planted large planter at the toilet block, we were delighted to see the delivery of 2 of the 3 new Council planters beside the cafe. Friends thought it would help to create a feeling of community space at the cafe, offer some protection from the elements and enhance the seating area. Friends had requested these planters during the summer and at last they’ve arrived. What do you think; do you like the planters? Looking forward to seeing you great volunteers again in November. 😎
Cameron Thom has produced a short film about Victoria Park. Narration by Tom Urie.
Saturday 7th November at 10am
Come along to the Fossil Grove pond anytime 10-12 on Saturday 7th Nov to help with weeding, tidying etc in the Fossil Grove area.
Equipment provided but if you have your own then please bring them
You will be asked to sign a Test & Protect contact sheet, observe social distancing, etc etc