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Homemade and donated cakes
Homemade and donated cakes

I really need to share how much went on to get The Royal Wedding Picnic in place and the amazing involvement of so many working together to make the picnic a reality.

it was a fun and refreshing experience for many and we have decided to continue organising events in our (YOUR) grounds.

But the faciliteis in the park are only available for a small minorty and the friends want them to be available for everybody

The vibrancy of the Grounds has been created by the work done by volunteers, this is something many people have commented on, to continue this, we need a place to work from.

On a recent littler pick after clearing and cleaning the Grounds, we asked the pavilion keyholders if we could all get a cup of tea (we even offered to make it and supply all the cups and tea). We were told NO. This was wrong on so many levels, why? because the pavilion should be shared used by everybody. At the moment it is used for a few hours at the weekend for only part of the year with no access to the toilets all year round. 

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(Preparation) The Picnic wedding event in our park

The uplift of the grounds is purely from the selfless efforts of our volunteers. To get this event together was a fate beyond anyone’s imagination.

We discovered that all council staff are nice and have their hearts in the right place BUT….. after speaking to many people in different departments from the council, (and each person has been wonderful), to us the public it seems that there are many different people involved in most things within Harrow Council, meaning if one department says yes, there is an interest in another department that says no. (which had a direct consequence to use spending £400 needlessly)

So a massive thank you to the numerous members of Harrow Council that reached out to helped us get this event together in such a short time (Including the safety net call from the chief executive's office).

(Preparation) The Hut and Elastic permissions
We were supplied the old caretakers shed which had been standing unused for 5 FIVE YEARS, then it was taken away. After several emails, calls and back paddling by some really nice people, it was given to us again, and then swiftly taken away again.

Finally, we were provided some keys and told this is short term so we will have this taken away again, apparently because there is another department who has planning going through that will require its use, but finally we got somewhere to operate from.

Park (T) Central (Party Central)

This was around the 11th of April 2018 countdown to the Royal Wedding less than 1 Month and a place to store our litter picking tools and have a cup of tea.

Preparations started
Volunteers spent the first weekend clearing the hut, transforming into clean mess of clutter, and then the following weekend it was cleaned and transformed into a Party Hut.

At this stage we started to build momentum from many different directions.

 

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The outcome:

Finally, within days if not hours the big day arrived

 

The whole process of creating this event could have been a nightmare on so many levels, but the generosity of local businesses and local people, pulled together what we believe was a nice day enjoyed by many.

Queen appears in Harrow WealdRaffle Result  
Tai Chi display
Charity Stalls
DJ + Music
Projector for Royal Wedding (Reduced from what was planned, because of toilet costs)
Children’s Story Telling
Face painting
Setting up Children’s games
Created a pop up cake shop
Organise the flow of vehicles
Employed Paramedics
Hired Toilets

For all those that got involved thank you. - There are more events now being planned and events already booked, please visit our events calendar for details or join our newsletter

ALL CLEAN AND TIDY BY 5PM

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