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Be a friend of Cranford Park

Posted: January 19th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Events, Foraging | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »


The fantastic Friends of Cranford Park are running some awesome events.

Grow Heathrow (currently known as Snow Heathrow) will be be going to the winter tree identification walk at 11am, Sunday 16th February. Meet at the Cranford Park visitor centre.

Join the Friends of Cranford Park Facebook, or follow @cranfordpark for the latest updates.

Outdoor events take place whatever the weather. Unless stated otherwise, please meet at the park information centre, near car park.

 Second Thursday of every month, 10am – 1pm Cranford Park Volunteers

Feb 14, March 14, etc. Help with a variety of jobs in the park and woodland.  Meet at park information centre. Contact: Alison Shipley, ashipley@hillingdon.gov.uk

Third Thursday of every month, 11am. Feb 21, etc. Cranford Park Healthy Walk. Brisk two-mile stroll in friendly company. Why not include this as part of your new year fitness regime? Led by Countryside and Conservation Officer Alison Shipley.

 Saturday February 16th, 11am. Winter Tree Identification. A winter wonderland walk through the park with tips on how to identify trees when not in leaf. Hear about historic uses for trees and how to assess their age. This event has been rescheduled from Saturday, January 19th

Friends Event: Sunday February 3, 11am – 1pm. Tall Tales and Trash!

Everyone welcome to join a community litter pick, hearing tales from Cranford’s exciting past and identifying wildlife as we go. Hear some true stories about your park and help smarten it up at the same time. Gloves, tools etc provided. Led by Bob Barton (CPF) and Billy Coburn (Thames 21).

Friends Event: Thursday February 28, 7.30pm  Cranford Park Friends Meeting. Crane Community Centre, Fuller Way, Harlington UB3 4LW (Bus E6)

General meeting following on from our AGM in November. All welcome.

Saturday March 2, 11am. Signs of Spring! A guided walk around the park looking for spring’s first stirrings. Led by Alison Shipley (LBH).

Friends Event: Sunday March 17,  11am – 1pm. ‘Secret Garden’ Spring preparation. Come along and help with some light gardening, including sowing wild flowers. All welcome, bring the family. Tools, good company and light refreshments provided. Meet in the small walled garden, adjacent to the Stable Block (with Macmillan Cancer Support). If there a garden enthusiast who would like to help lead this on the day please contact Bob Barton.

The Green Spaces Events Booklet details activity in parks throughout the Borough of Hillingdon and includes the above events.

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