FOPP joined forces with Friends of Birkenhead Park to attend the Big History Show in St George’s Hall over the weekend of 9th & 10th of April. With both parks sharing the same designer i.e. Joseph Paxton, the stand was themed around the work Paxton did at both Liverpool and Birkenhead. A slide presentation ran for the duration of the weekend and you can view it by clicking the button below.
Come and join us at one of our events.
October Volunteer days 2016
The Big History Show 2016
FOPP volunteers have been hard at work over two weekends in October weeding around trees and creating new protective cages for the trees we have previously planted. To see some pictures of what we did please visit our Volunteer Days page… Thanks to everyone who helped!
The Council Cabinet on Friday 17 March 18 approved recommendation to spend £312,500 towards Princes Park lake’s restoring including;
The consultants already commissioned to prepare a Water Management Plan for the lake, have visited the park again to conclude their survey of the water and hydro‐soil quality, fish stocking density, flora and fauna and human impacts on the lake’s management. Their completed report should be read by the end of this month. This will then inform the lake improvement design work as well as its future management to ensure that moving forward, it is maintained to benefit fish health, wildlife and park users. The Council is working closely with the Mandela8 group about a space on/by the island, possibly including a bridge. . Everyone has promised to work closely with FOPP. Nothing will happen immediately as all are aware that it is spring now and wildlife needs to be considered.
FOPP will discuss this further at next meeting on Thursday May 25th (6pm Crawford House, L8)
Good news re Princes Park Lake
The artists (Wayward), commissioned by Mandela8 to design a memorial to Nelson Mandela in Princes Park attended the FOPP Great Get together picnic, as part of their consultation for the memorial. They have been doing some initial thinking/ consulting about the design and the project. Mandela8 and Wayward have been thinking about: how the proposed space be educational as well as contemplative, how it can link in with the existing park and its heritage, and what the potential links between Nelson Mandela and Princes Park are. The importance of sustainability is important to Mandela8.
Watch a short video when Dr Makaziwe Mandela and Tukwini Mandela visited the Park on 11 February 2019 .Video…
Mandela8 Memorial to Nelson Mandela
FOPP members work regularly in Princes Park and meet every three months.
This winter we have been very busy doing both tree planting (round the tennis courts and replacing trees that have not done so well) and management of our successful tree plantations.
Young people from Bootle joined young people from Holland to plant bulbs at The Henge”
New page: As you might know work has begun on repairs and improvements to the Park’s lake. To keep you up to date with developments we have created a new page where you will find updates as we receive them.
As proud joint owners of an old container we are now in the process of cleaning it up and repairing / repainting ready for use. Follow our progress on the Container Restoration page by following this link…
Belvedere Academy Students from the Academy have recently been litter picking in the Park and we thank them for doing a great job. (See pics in Gallery) The Friends will be taking part in one of the Academy’s assemblies to make a presentation of the Park. Further involvement between the Friends and the Academy is set to take place over coming weeks so watch this space!
BBC FOOD & FARMING AWARDS 2019!
Congratulations to Squash Liverpool who have won BEST SHOP in the 2019 BBC Food and Farming Awards, very well done from us all at the Friends!