Though times have changed a great deal, and the Friends of Harrow Weald Recreation Ground have had to put many of this year’s planned events on hold, we would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone well and to update you on what has been happening.
We haven’t disappeared, a lot has being going on in the background during these turbulent months.
Our groups are still out there organising regular litter picking in the park, using their creative minds to offer competitions and at home events for the community, and re-scheduling our planned events for the days when we come out of lockdown.
We have exciting news about the new stage in the park and would like to thank everyone who made a donation to this project and helped to make it possible.
Construction is now complete and we will be sending out details of the bands and entertainers due to appear, as soon as guidelines allow.
The paint a ceramic competition is now closed and the process of being judged has finally finished. To see the wonderful variety of entries we received, and to find out who has scooped each of the 3 main prizes, follow this link to our website.
If you would like to help to keep our park tidy, please consider joining our team of Friends who are now litter picking regularly each Sunday morning from 10.00am. If you are not able to commit to coming along every Sunday, that is no problem. We are very happy to welcome you all, whenever you can join in. It’s a great way to get some exercise, make friends and feel good about what you do for the benefit of the community.
We are also in need of gardeners to help with the backlog of tidying, planting and general upkeep of the park area. No major gardening experience is needed, just the willingness to help. Join in with our Sunday 10.00am group, if you think you can help.
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY ACTION COMMITTEE AND HELP SOLVE PROBLEMS
Our goal is to help community groups and businesses work together locally.
Our second goal is to spread awareness through information and communication! This way we believe that most issues can be resolved.
You can play an essential role in helping us and the community to achieve these important goals. If you care about the local environment and want to help The Friends to set up and expand this library resource, please join our team.
We need people willing to research and collate information from surrounding boroughs. This data will then be added to our library, which will be accessible to all similar groups, to ensure that this information, and the solutions to problems that might be encountered, will be consistently available to everyone.
Volunteers are also needed to input data online, to add information about community groups and open spaces to our growing list. This will allow us all to communicate and share information in the future.
This project is a developing and worthwhile venture, which you can join. You can help develop a better and happier community environment for the benefit of us all and for future generations.
If you would like to be a part of this, please join us by contacting below:
EACH MONTH WE WILL FOCUS ON ONE OF THE PROJECTS WE HAVE GOING.
Litter is an ongoing problem, but it is not always the fault of the takeaway outlet, but due to the lack of care taken by the customer when disposing of their litter. However, the seller does have a community responsibility that is often forgotten.
Our Community Action Committee recently debated this problem with a global food outlet close to the park, and, after a few days, it was agreed that they would arrange for the litter generated by sales from their local store to be picked up twice daily. This was to be overseen and signed off by a manager.