As well as insect hotel creation, the Parklings also created miniature "parks in a tray" which will be entered into our Grand Opening Handicrafts competition (will look more park like when the grass seed germinates)!
They also admired their wildflower meadow, and tried out the concrete pipe (yet to be grass covered) kindly donated by CPM at Pollington. We are extremely grateful to CPM for donating us this pipe and indeed to Jacox haulage who kindly collected it and delivered it as a donation to The Park.
A fabulous weekend at The Park. The Parklings had a great time making Insect Hotels and miniature "parks in a tray." A huge thank you to Luke and Noor from Peckish Bird Food who supported our Parklings activity. They provided many of the materials that created the insect hotel and continue to support The Park by providing us with bird food (and running trials with different types of bird food) to fill the feeders they've installed at The Park. We are going to monitor the bird species and numbers that visit the bird feeders. Their ongoing support is hugely appreciated. The bird feeders and insect hotels are the start of a "wildlife outdoor classroom" area which will also include classroom seating, chalkboard, information boards and a wetland habitat... among other things!
We are delighted to have the support of Peckish Bird Food. Thank you!
Last weekend The Parklings created gabion seats using the stones previously hand collected from the grassed area of The Park. They will have wooden tops once finished. Thanks Parklings - they look fabulous!
A huge thank you to everyone who voted - today we found out we have been awarded £1000 by the Calor Community Fund - it was partly judges assessing the application and partly the online vote. So THANK YOU to the voters, and thank you also to Calor for supporting our project!
John - "The Man from Skidby" - has created an an amazing owl carving to be installed at The Park. He will also be demonstrating his chain saw carving at The Grand Opening. We are so thrilled with his creation - isn't it amazing?
See more of John's creations at: https://www.facebook.com/The-Man-From-Skidby-1622232431424839/
We are hugely delighted to announce that The Park, Kilnwick has been supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation. Their support of the project is hugely appreciated.
The Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded grant-making trust established in 1958. Since it began the Foundation has donated over £960 million to charities across the UK. In the last financial year, the Foundation donated over £60 million. From small community organisations to large national institutions, the Foundation supports a broad range of charities and activities that make a positive impact in the communities in which they work. Over 1,500 charities across the UK benefit each year from the Foundation’s grants.
Parklings this Saturday 2-4pm. The activity is creating a curved seat around the Horse Chestnut tree using gabions and stones (that the Parklings and volunteers previously collected from The Park). Hope to see you there!
This is where you can find all the latest updates on the Park project - from the organisers.