Wilderness Clean Up

The volunteer team from East Coast Train Depot supported by  FoFP committee members got stuck into the undergrowth for a couple of hours to clear lots of unsightly litter from the wilderness area last weekend.

What a huge difference this task has made and so timely as Spring growth will soon gain momentum.

Fantastic job done by all involved.

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Art Under the Bridge

We are very excited to have been awarded the Neighbourhood Partnership Fund for our Art Under the Bridge project.   We will be producing a leaflet to go out to the three local primary schools after Easter  to encourage pupils to make an art work of what they would like to see “Under the Bridge’  … there will be ‘pop up’ Art Exhibitions of pupils work in the local area during May.

The art work the pupils produce will inspire and inform artist Ian Tayac who will be onsite during the early part of June to transform the space under the bridge at Mountcastle.IMG_5922 IMG_5928

Woodland Trust

The lovely folk at the Woodland Trust are sending us 420 sapling trees … delivery due in early March. There will be Hazel, Blackthorn, Crab Apple, Dog Rose, Elder, Hawthorn, Rowan, Silver Birch, Common Oak, Downy Birch and Holly.  We will be planting the majority on the slope that runs up to Duddingston Primary School where so many mature trees have sadly been lost in recent years.

If you would like to volunteer in practical projects such as tree planting then please email friends@figgatepark.org.uk

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Work in Progress!

Hello everyone who knows, uses and loves the Figgate Park …. watch this space as we hope to have our website developed quite soon  ……. in the meantime please keep updated by checking in with us on https://www.facebook.com/Figgate

Figgate Pond Tuesday 18th November 2014
Figgate Pond Tuesday 18th November 2014

For those who know, love and use the Figgate Park