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.
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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 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
Saturday 25th March 2017 was the 6th anniversary of Parkrun in Princes Park. Founded by Paul Sinton-Hewitt in 2004, by 2016 over 3,000,000 runners were registered with Parkrun worldwide with 2,000,000 participants every week and over 10,000 Parkruns worldwide. We were proud to have Paul with us in the park for our anniversary. He is in the photo! (The man in the green shirt). 347 runners ran, the sun shone, the cherry blossom is coming out and spring is definitely here. Friends of Princes Park are delighted to have this event in our park and look forward to many years ahead.
Happy birthday Parkrun!
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.
Their next steps for Mandela8 are to approve design concepts for wider consultation. This will probably happen over the next 6 -12 months. We will formally invite Mandela8 to discuss progress at our AGM on Sat Oct 14th.”
Mandela8 Memorial to Nelson Mandela
FOPP members work regularly in Princes Park and meet every three months.
This winter we will be 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. This will be on weekends in December /January. Full details of our December Volunteer weekends can now be found here…
Young people from Bootle joined young people from Holland to plant bulbs at The Henge this autumn”