A big thank you from the trustees of the Victoria Park Community Trust to the 60 or so volunteers who turned out to plant 750 shrubs along the park perimeter adjoining the Expressway.
We had volunteers from the Conservation Volunteers (who also provided the shrubs), the John Muir Trust, the Annexe in Partick and the Victoria Parkrun as well as FoVP members and other locals.
Our best volunteer turnout ever, so the job was soon done!
Friends and the community were overwhelmed on Thursday by the Glasgow Warriors rugby team, support staff and helpers carryout a major litter pick in the park and Nature Walk. The group split into 5 groups and tackled all the hot spots and a massive amount of litter was removed. Thanks to Jana and her team for their community support which all stemmed from a recent park walk and Jana seeing the litter. Friends must add that the City Parkies also do a great job, constantly litter picking and removal but concentrating on the popular park areas such as the pond, playing field and kids playground etc. Please be aware this is a continuing unending battle so that today’s clean area will be tomorrow’s mucky place! Never a dull moment but it would be nice to do something more constructive.
Volunteer Day to plant 750 shrubs
Part of the I Dig Trees Initiative
11:00 am, Saturday 4th March
Meet at the Café
Please wear suitable clothes and footwear and bring a spade if you have one.
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Volunteers from the John Muir Trust joined FoVP members for litter picking, gutter clearance, leaf sweeping and bramble cutting as well as work in the biodiversity garden creating .
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.