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Hello!  We're busy this week thinking of all the activities we'd like to run across the Summer for our new leaflet.  If you have any suggestions for children's events we'd love to hear from you - contact us here.

In this issue:
Any questions or comments, please send them through to our Community Outreach Officer, Joelle at Joelle.Copeland@towerhamlets.gov.uk.  We'd love to hear from you!
 
Upcoming events

Fancy learning about the history of the park or planting bulbs?
As usual, all our events are free, but some have limited spaces so will need to be booked in advance:


Bird Box Making for Grown Ups | Saturday 20 February | 10am - 12.30pm | £5
Make your own bird box to take home!  Tickets are £5 and payable in cash on the day.  Spaces need to be booked in advance via 0207 364 4504 or here

Make your Mark on Vicky Park | Saturday 27 February | 11am - 1pm
Join us for a spot of gardening in our Outdoor Classroom area (close to St Agnes Gate).  No need to book, just drop in!  All tools are provided.

Bird Barmy Army: A Dawn Chorus | Saturday 5 March | 6am - 8.30am NEW
Join us for a magical morning listening to the morning birdsong and learning about what birds live in the Park.  Spaces are limited so booking required via 0207 364 4504 or here
 

Half Term: 15 - 19 February

Come and join us in the Park across half term!  As usual, all our events are free, but some have limited spaces so will need to be booked in advance:

Bird Box Making | Monday 15 February | 10 - 12.30pm NEW
Come and build your very own bird box and give our feathered friends a hand by giving them a new place to live in your very own garden!
Spaces limited and booking required.  For more information, please email or call 0207 364 4504.

Wildlife Arts and Crafts | Friday 19 February | 10 - 12.30pm NEW
Get those creative juices flowing - join the park rangers and make and decorate wind chimes, make daffodils and much more!  No booking required, just turn up.

Bird Box Making: for grown ups!

When we advertised our children's bird box making session last year we received lots of feedback from adults also wanting to join in the fun!  So this year we are running a very special session just for grown ups.  Bring your morning coffee in and have a fun time making your own bird box.  Tickets are £5 payable in cash on the day and spaces will need to be booked in advance.  To book call 0207 364 4504 or email

Volunteering Opportunity: Clean for the Queen


Clean for the Queen is a new initiative from Keep Britain Tidy marking the Queen's 90th birthday this year, and at Victoria Park we'd like to mark the event by particularly raising awareness to dog walkers about cleaning up after their dogs.  We know that the majority of dog walkers are responsible, but we also realise that there are a small minority of dog owners who don't clear up after their dogs.
We know that this is an issue close to a lot of park user's hearts and thought that having volunteers dotted around the park, handing out leaflets and dog waste bags might be a friendly way of reminding people to keep our park clean! 

We'd like as many people as possible to come and volunteer and are currently asking volunteers to commit to a 2-3 hour session on Saturday 5 March.  Volunteers will be provided with high vis vests and plenty of dog poo bags, along with information leaflets.

For more information and to register your interest, please email or call 0207 364 4504.
 

Can you help?

We need a few volunteers to help us net the east lake to check the fish populations.  It's sure to be a fascinating day!  All training will be provided.
Wednesday 17 February | 9.30am - 3.30pm
To book your place, call 0207 364 4504 or email


 
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