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Here are the posts for August 2014
Summer Events
Author: Carolyn Gray, Date Published: Thu 21st Aug 2014

A brief update on the summer's activities held by the Friends group. Full details can be found in all our newsletters!

Following on from a very successful Family Fun Day at the beginning of May, we had our AGM in St Barnabas School Hall on Saturday May 17th. We had an introduction from Cally Fiddimore on her new appointment as Community Engagement Officer, as well as our review of the past year, and welcoming three new members to the committee.

A rainy week later, and a group of children came to help plant the flower pots that have decorated the Pavilion/playground entrance all summer, as part of Tunbridge Wells In Bloom. These planters have been a great triumph.

On Sunday 29th of June the park had been officially open for 125 years, and FoGH held a 'bring your own picnic' meet-up in the playground, with cake and drinks provided by an allowance in the Heritage Lottery grant. There were also some games for the children, and it was nice to see all ages meeting for the celebration.

Foe Love Parks Week in July we were very pleased that Dr Ian Beavis was able to conduct another Woodland Walk, for which the weather was lovely.

The most recent event we have taken part in, was to have an activity table at the National Playday event run by Kent High Weald Partnership on August 6th.

The committee have also continued to liaise with the Heritage Lottery planning. We continually listen to what the local community and park users are saying, and try and pass on your views so that the future park will be somewhere to be proud of. Committee members have also attended various events around the Borough for volunteer groups and Tunbridge Wells In Bloom. Many Friends have also turned out to help Cally at her events, as well as with the existing KHWP volunteering work.

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