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Newsletter 5 - Friends of Pickering Lodge Park
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Welcome to our latest newsletter. What have we been doing since the last newsletter? Well we have been planning future projects, holding meeting in the park with Trafford One Partnership as well as members of the committee attending meetings at Trafford Town Hall. As a result we have some exciting projects in the pipeline some of which will be evident in 2017. Reports on these as they progress will be regularly updated on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, see below for details, and of course periodically through this newsletter.
Food for Us
November 2015 saw the arrival on our fruit trees through 'Food for Us'. These were planted in the park with help from our friends at Pickering Lodge Allotments. We are glad to report that these are now established and have survived their first twelve months and second winter, so we think we are out of the woods with this project. Funds permitting we are hoping to add further trees in the future. 
Committee Meetings in the Park
Throughout the summer we were able to hold our Committee meetings in the Bowling Pavilion so that we could enjoy the park during our meetings. Thank you to our friends at Pickering Lodge Bowling Club for the use of their facilities.
The Park is Looking Better
Throughout the year we have held a series of park tidying events, litter picking and bulb planting. Thank you for those who volunteered and came along to help. On the litter picks thank you to Timperley Tidiers and Sale Wombles for their help and loan of their equipment.

All events have had good attendance but there is always more help required. If you can spare the odd hour please get in touch or follow us on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for this years' events.
Not All Good News
Unfortunately there has also been some anti-social behaviour on the park causing damage to one of the newly installed table benches. Trafford One were informed of the incident and photographs were emailed so that the damage could be assessed. Trafford One very promptly cleaned up the area and repaired the damage the best they could. We also liaised with the Neighbourhood Policing Team to inform them of the anti-social behaviour so that the Policing Team can walk through the park as part of their patrol.

There was also another incident when one of our friends at Pickering Lodge Allotments found a tree stump in the park near the allotment gate was on fire. The fire was sufficient for the fire service to be called. The allotment holder kept watch on the fire until the fire service arrived and then marshalled the fire appliance through the road allotment entrance so that they could get closer to the incident. Again we liaised with the Neighbourhood Police Team.

We have been informed by the Police if anyone sees anti-social behaviour to notify them on the non  emergency 101 service.
Happier Times in the Park
In August it was good to see the park as parks are supposed to be, full of people enjoying themselves. This event was on two separate days organised by G-Force and funded by the Altrincham Area Panel with lots of thing for the Children to do from football, balloon modelling, lots of painting through to airplane making. With the fine weather the park was full to capacity. 
Moving Forward
This year we looking forward to some longer term projects that we have been working on coming into place. With any of the long term projects there are many hurdles to jump for example financing, liaising with Trafford One,
And Finally Spring Has Arrived in the Park
Once again thank you all those who have helped so far. If you would like to help in the future please see below.

Get involved

Make sure you 'Like' us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with what's happening in Pickering Lodge Park. You can also email us with any suggestions for the future of the park.

Twitter -
@pickeringlodge
Facebook - /pickeringlodgepark
Email - pickeringlodgepark@gmail.com
 

Get even more involved

You can attend one of our regular committee meetings as an observer. If you have something to offer the park, and the committee agrees, you can join the executive committee. 
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The park location is:
Pickering Lodge Park
Moss Lane
Timperley
Altrincham
Cheshire

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