Newsletter - May 2018   - Friends of Pickering Lodge Park
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Hello Friends,
We are continually working to improve the Park and keep it maintained. This has become more challenging as we now deal with Amey as part of the One Trafford Partnership.

We hold regular park tidying mornings on the second Saturday of the month. Further details of these are below.

We have been busy, so it's a bumper edition. Sorry! No not really it means we are making progress.
Annual General Meeting
We have our AGM this Wednesday (16th) at the Bowling Pavillion in the park at 19:30. If you like the improvements we have made, would like to get involved, you would like to speak to us or just generally find out what projects we are working on,  you will be more than welcome.
Our Community Partner
We are excited to announce Wellington School as our Community Partner. We would like to thank Mr Beeley, the Headmaster, pupils and parents for their continued enthusiasm and support on our various projects, to comply with child protection laws support from Mr Beeley, staff and parents is very much appreciated.

Regular visitors to the park would have seen the transformation of the Bowling Pavillion.
The Before
The After
The Artists
The photographs above shows the before, after and the artists.
The before - This started off as a relatively simple painting project until One Trafford surveyed the Pavillion. It was revealed that there was a wasps nest and there were damp issues with the building. Due to the time of the year nature took it's course and the wasp problem was resolved. No wasps were harmed in the course of this renovation. The damp issues were solved  by One Trafford by fitting guttering and pointing the brickwork. This photograph was taken after these works were carried out.
The After - A bright inspirational Pavillion.
The Artists - Many thanks to Year 11 (2017) from our Community Partner, Wellington School.
Woodland Walk and Fruit Trees
Pupils planting fruit trees.
Pupils planting fruit trees.
Pupils from Wellington School planted a further 5 fruit trees in addition to the 3 that we had previously planted. Hopefully, these pupils in years to come will be able to tell their children that they planted the trees and share the fruit from it.
Woodland Walk being planted..
The beginnings of a Woodlands Walk planted 22 hazel, 13 holly and 10 hawthorne bushes. This is still an on going project.
Our Community Partner -- Team Wellington School
We would like to thank Trafford Housing Trust for funding this stage of the project.
We Listen
We received an email from a park user raising concerns about dog walkers using the tennis courts / basket balls area for exercising their dogs, even though they cleaned up after themselves residue was left. We liased with One Trafford and had signs erected.
We Don't Give In
In 2015 we had play equipment upgraded and replaced in the park. Since then we have been short of two pieces of equipment in the small children's play area. After much persistence and chasing One Trafford we have finally had these installed 3 years later!

Get involved

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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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Pickering Lodge Park
Moss Lane

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