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Barkathon – volunteers needed! Saturday 3 February 10am.

Friends of Seaton Park have been asked to spread bark in the central and eastern sections of the Walled Garden on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February.  This greatly helps our two hard working gardeners.  We aim to start at 10 am on Saturday in the central azalea garden, and if the work is not finished then, continue on the Sunday.

If you would like to help you would be made very welcome. Please bring a rake if you have one, also DIY safety glasses or goggles, as we will be working among low bushes. If you do not have goggles, we will have some to hand out. Rakes and barrows will also be made available.
You do not have to be a member of the Friends to join in; all volunteers welcome. From an hour to an afternoon, all help is valuable

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.

Parkfest

Friends of Seaton Park have been busy organising the next ParkFest which this year will be from 1-4pm on Sunday 10 September and we’ll be celebrating the Park’s 70th birthday with CAKE, so come early to enjoy a slice!

Bucksburn Pipe Band, who are also celebrating their 70th year, will be helping us celebrate and we will have the Northern Lights Dog Agility Team demonstrating their skills.  There will be bouncy castles, face painters, the balloon mannies and segways.  The Countryside Rangers and the RSPB will be able to explain some of the wildlife to be seen in the Park.  The Allotment Market Stall will be selling veg and putting on a cookery demonstration.  If you like your food ready to eat then a burger van and ice cream trike will be attending.  With many more attractions, it is going to be a fun day for all the family.

The event is free and so are most of the attractions.  In order to keep it that way, we need your help with such things as stewarding, marshalling, yarn bombing trees, tombola, a little light litter collection, face painting, tattoo transfer sticking, and various other tasks.  Even if you can only help for an hour or so, that would be fantastic.  Please get in touch!000 2017 Parkfest poster fin castles_edited-8

Annual General Meeting

Third Annual General Meeting
Our third AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd June at 7.00 p.m. in the Leslie Room, Dunbar Street Halls. Please enter by the side door.
Come along and hear about all the things which have been happening in the park for the last few months and years!