Convenor Jenny Morris
This special interest group of The Friends of St Andrews Park deals with a wide range of issues connected with the appearance of the park. One of the general aims is to maintain the special ambience that makes the park unique and a special area. We are trying to do this in several ways, for example, we would like to re-establish the original Victorian appearance of the park e.g. with features such as a water fountain, a sundial, iron railings and so on.
One of the current activities of the group is creating a set of Notice Boards and Signs - the group was recently responsible for placing temporary signs to welcome people to the park and to remind park-users to keep the park tidy and not to burn the grass. Funds are being sought for a series of new notice boards and information panels to make a walking trail around the park which will relate the history of the park from the Civil War times to Victorian times and beyond, other panels will describe the wildlife and trees. The group is also working on creating a permanent memorial in the park in memory of the RAF airmen who lost their lives when their WW2 bomber crashed into the park.
Other specific issues also currently of concern include the following:
The design and appearance of litter bins and recycling bins.
Screens for making recycling bins look less unsightly - could be wooden fencing or hedging.
Hedging around the park
Entrances, gates and railings around the park.
Replacement of fallen or diseased trees
Lighting in the park
Possible introduction of permanent barbecues in the park.
The WW2 Bomber Memorial
We are keen to have more members to help deal with the many issues which this group deals with, please do get in touch with Jenny if these issues are of concern to you. Currently members include Beryl Sanderson; John Mayne; Jenny Morris; Nigel Morris and Martin Weitz
This group does not have any discussions yet.