Play park update

David and I repaired the floor of the climbing frame this weekend and the Council have promised to replace the net, hopefully extending the lifetime of the whole thing a little further. In the longer term, the Council are pressing ahead with plans to build on the whole strip between Manor Walk and the park, so the days of the play park are numbered, which is why we have only been doing basic repairs for a while. On the bright side, we will eventually move the play park into the body of the main park, taking any play features that we can with us and putting in some more.

Climbing frame

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Frost on brass

It was chilly on the last volunteer day, although we kept warm by planting hundreds of daffodils. The frost was adding special effects to the bronze castings scattered around the park, giving them an added beauty before the day warmed up a little and it was gone again.

Frost on brass 1 Frost on brass 2

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Manor Park in bloom 2012

Pincushion flower (and bee)

Pincushion flower (and bee)

Ox eye daisy

Ox eye daisy

Helenium

Helenium

Bistort

Bistort

Bistort

Bistort

Masterwort

Masterwort

Snow-in-summer

Snow-in-summer

Poached egg plant

Poached egg plant

Sweet rocket

Sweet rocket

Red campion

Red campion

Oriental poppy

Oriental poppy

Oriental poppy

Oriental poppy

Geranium

Geranium

Oriental poppy

Oriental poppy

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Easter egg hunt

Easter eggs

Manor Park’s famous Easter egg hunt is on again this year. It begins at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Before this, the park will be closed for 2 hours to allow us to tidy up and to hide the eggs. Adults are very welcome to come and help with this bit.

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Microplot allotments still available

Microplots are still available in the Manor Park allotments. Microplots are just two metres by three metres and are ideal for people who haven’t tried growing their own food before and just want to try it out. They cost only ¬£5 per year to rent.

Unfortunately, the larger allotments have all been leased out now, but you can still put your name on the waiting list for when one next becomes available.

To apply for a microplot or go on the waiting list, send us a message using the Contacts page.

Allotments

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