Friends of Dawstone Park
The Friends of Dawstone Park were established following an inaugural meeting hosted by The Heswall Society
in February 2015.
The following people have volunteered to be on the Committee:
Paul Leidecker – Vice Chairman; Alan Towersey - Secretary; Vicky Tagart - Treasurer;
Pat Rosser; Gaynor Leidecker; Alison Vermeulen; Kate Vickers; Angela Mounsey
Membership Fee is £5 per annum for an individual member.
The Constituency Committee of Wirral B.C. have resolved to support Friends of Dawstone Park for 2015/2016 and that £15,000 was available from 1st April 201
Now that the organisation of the friends has been completed, work is well under way to improve the park.
The photos above show members working on Saturday 20th June when ten members planted 2000 mixed geraniums in the four flower beds. In the previous week the beds had been prepared by 11 members.
The visitor will also notice that the ivy on the top wall has been tidied, and wild flower seeds sown in two patches under the wall. Paths and hedges have been improved.
A Fun Day was held on 29th August with stalls offering plants, cakes, a tombola, a treasure hunt, face painting, a raffle, sweets in a jar and books. Also there were pony rides, a bouncy castle and live music throughout. See photos above.
The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Les Rowlands, received a cheque for £200 for the The Friends from the Skipton Building Society.
The event was a great success and was well attended by local families.
The face painting, pony rides and bouncy castle, as well as the park playground were very popular with the young children.
The Mayor spent time walking around and talking to members at the various stands. He even bought a local history book from authors Roger Lane and Jenny McRonald.
More work is continuing. Rubbish bins have been replaced and new signs and notice board have been fitted. the gates have been refurbished and a second picnic table has been acquired. In February a working party did some improvement to the flower beds.
Go to Friends of Dawstone Park Website
Please note: Fun in the Park – August Bank Holiday Saturday 27th August 2016 between 1pm and 4pm.