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The news is compiled by volunteers each month and we aim to publish it a few days after the regular Friends monthly meeting.

Some excellent musical performances were given by the Razorz, The Blues Measures, DNR, Mollie & Rob, Ravi Amruth, Sophie, and Jamaar and Alpha from 100% Producers, who made our Music in the Park Day on 6th July very special.

Our thanks also go to DJ Donald Bunting who faultlessly linked everyone together. We look forward to welcoming these great artistes back in the future.

The Friends of Harrow Weald are now meeting in the park, every Sunday at 10.00am weekly. The regular summer litter pick will continue and, in addition, the volunteers will be starting some light gardening work to improve the borders along the High Road, in preparation for the installation of the sensory garden and the new stage area.

Willing hands are always welcome to join in and help around the park. It is very satisfying and our volunteers are often approached by members of the local community who are keen to tell us how much difference is being made by the work carried out. As another bonus, a break time for tea and biscuits is factored in!

Another of the benefits of visiting the park, is to have the opportunity to watch the local wildlife in its own habitat. But, we all know that it is not always possible to be in the park as much you would like to be. Soon, however, we will be working on setting up a network facility that will allow local residents to view the antics of the birds, bats and, other wildlife in the park, while still at home. We hope to understand the habits and habitat of the animals more and to allow children and adults to follow the birds and bats in their own environment and perhaps even to see young fledglings develop and grow. We also feel that being able to remotely view the wildlife in the area, could be a great boost to those members of the community who are not able to physically visit the park. This is an exciting new venture for the group and we are keen to hear from anyone who has expertise in this field.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Wednesday 17th July: Tai Chi and picnic in the park. Special 2nd anniversary day 10.00am FREE
The regular group run by Zhijun Wang, which includes a friendly walk to the park from the corner of Enderley Road HA3 5HF, followed by a 30 minute session of Tai Chi, is celebrating its second anniversary. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic to enjoy at around 11.00am. New members are welcome. The regular weekly sessions will be continuing throughout the year. Anyone who prefers to make their own way to the park for the Tai Chi session, rather than joining the group walk is welcome to do so.

Monday 5th August: The Friends of the Park Meeting at 7.00pm in the Memorial Hall
All are welcome to come along to add their ideas, listen to the progress that is being made and express any concerns. At the same time you can enjoy a drink from the bar.

Sunday 18th August: Cinema in the Park – Grease. 8.15pm for film showing at 8.30pm. FREE Grease is most definitely the word, when our super new screen will be aired to the public in the park for the first time, for a showing of the original blockbuster movie. Now is the moment to bring out the Grease character in you. Will you choose to be Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, a Pink Lady or a T-Bird, or perhaps you have other ideas. There will be a prize awarded to the person wearing the best costume, as well as a prize for the best group costume. But don’t worry, if you just prefer to watch, that’s fine too!
No film screening would be complete without popcorn, hotdogs and refreshments, all of which will be available for purchase in the park. Bring a picnic if you prefer, and a cushion and blanket for comfort and warmth. As the evening ends at 10.45pm, a torch to help navigate in the darker areas of the park is also advised. Join us and settle down for a fun evening.

Sunday 1st September: Health Day. Noon to 4.00pm FREE ENTRY
For the good of your health and fitness, or just for fun, come along to this varied day in the park.
Try out, or find out more about, the disciplines of Pilates, yoga and Tai Chi. Have your blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol level checked by our onsite paramedics. Explore the benefits of Reiki massage, chakra healing, hand massage and the power of crystals.
Enjoy learning more about bees from the Harrow Beekeepers and have the opportunity to purchase some locally produced honey and other products.
Weight Watchers will also be in the park to inspire those wanting to lose some weight and improve their health.
Visit our refreshment tent and try your luck in the raffle.
Toilet facilities and first aid will be available on site.

 


 

CAN YOU HELP?
Promotion of the events organised by the Friends of Harrow Weald Recreation Ground is helped by the display of posters that we produce. Although we have a number of regular locations for the posters, we would really like to hear from anyone who can offer a suitable additional space to site them. If you know of a venue or location that could help with this, we would love to hear from you.

We are still looking for additional volunteers to lock and unlock some of the gates to the park. This would be particularly helpful when the existing volunteers are away, or are unable to fulfil this daily task. Gate management is really important in keeping the park safe and tidy and any help that you can give would be very much appreciated and is a big factor in improving our area. The locking of the additional gates in the evening has already reduced littering and anti-social behaviour.


 

EVENT TRADERS WANTED

If you would like to set up a stall at any of our events, please contact us. No charge will be made to registered charities, but a donation from profits made is requested from all other stallholders. You are welcome to bring your own table, or tables can be rented by advance arrangement, at a cost of £5.00 per table per day. Priority is given to local stall holders.

Hi Fashion Hi Vis now available:
These Limited Edition carefully designed, great looking fashion statements have been machine crafted to ensure that you look good when picking up people’s discarded litter. They will also make you feel good about yourself when you are involved in light gardening work in the park.
Available here: https://harrowweald.co.uk/hi-fashion-hi-vis

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