Newsletter 3 January 2018

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Friends of Seaton Park Newsletter : 2018

Seaton Park has just had a very successful year winning 6 awards in 2017 and we invite you to join us in celebrating these achievements on Monday 22nd January in the Leslie Room, Dunbar Street Hall, Dunbar Street, Old Aberdeen  AB24 3UJ at 7.30 p.m.  There will be a fine piece and a free raffle.

In 2017:

The Green Flag was retained.  The Green Flag is a nationally
recognized standard for parks and green spaces.  There are 73
Green Flag parks and green spaces in Scotland.

Seaton Park, as part of the ACC team, won gold in Champion of Champions competition held by Britain in Bloom.

The ACC team, and our park, won the City category in Keep Scotland Beautiful,

The Judges Discretionary award for Parks and Green spaces in Britain in Bloom Competition was also given to the park.

Friends of Seaton Park achieved an “Outstanding” award in the It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme run by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Finally, the Seaton Park Wetland Project won the Herald society Award for Best Environment Initiative.

At the meeting on 22 January we will also look forward to 2018 with a number of activities and volunteering opportunities, some of which are:

Helping the gardeners lay bark.
Removing shoots of Himalayan Balsam which was brought into the park with the 2016 floods.
We would like to conduct occasional headcounts of visitors, to quantify the increased usage of the park.
The fruit trees we planted last year will require some weeding  and maintenance.

All of these activities are weather dependent, so please refer to our website – www.friendsofseatonpark.org.uk   or you can join our Facebook Group for more details.

We are currently planning CakeFest 5 which will be held on Saturday 24th March.  To help celebrate 2018 as The Year of Young People, there will be a new cake category for 2 to 12 year olds featuring a decorated cup cake.   More details to come.

We will also start working soon on ParkFest 3.  The date is 9th September.  Anyone who wants to get involved, please contact the Friends

We welcome your interest and support, please get in touch with any feedback, suggestions or ideas.

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