FIELDS IN TRUST AWARD
POLICE COMMUNITY DROP IN EVENT
(Cuppa with a Copper)
Many visitors dropped in to the Towers cafe today,
Wednesday 18th October 2017, between10am – 12pm,
to meet PC Nicola Smith to discuss their concerns about
activities in the Park and hear about what the Friends
of Saltwell Park are doing to help make the Park more
safe and secure.
More similar events are to be arranged. Watch this
space for dates, or contact us to find out more about our plans.
It's official - Saltwell Park is in the Top 10 of the nation's
The 10 winners are spread across England, Scotland and Wales,
including large and small sites, traditional parks to wild
spaces, run by councils, community groups and even a well-loved
Four of the winning sites (Cassiobury Park,
Saltwell Park, the
Wilderness Lake and Whiteknights campus) have been
this accolade for the first time this year, whilst the remaining
have maintained their top spot in people’s hearts.
For more information please click here.
This week the
Government announced its response to the
growing chorus of alarm over
the under funding crisis facing
the UK's public green spaces. It at last
need for action to safeguard parks, but has not
any additional funding so desperately required for park
management and maintenance throughout the country. So,
what kind of
action is being mooted, and is it the start of a
genuine debate over
what's really needed to address the
seriousness of the deteriorating situation?
For the full report please click here.
People's Choice vote to find the UK's top 10 favourite
parks is now open. Following the huge success of #LoveParks,
here is another chance to
show how much your favourite park
means to you. Vote for your favourite
park in the
People's Choice Awards 2017.
You can vote anytime from 1st -30th September. All the UK's
award winning Green Flag Award parks are eligible and
voting is simple. Simply use the map to
find to your favourite
park and click the vote button. It's really that
you've voted, don't forget to encourage others to get involved too.
The top 10 winning parks will be announced on 11th October
If your favourite park is worth shouting about, make your voice
heard - vote now.
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2017
Another successful year for Heritage Open Days
(www.heritageopendays.org.uk). Saltwell Park
Heritage Walks were enjoyed by many on Thursday 7th
and Friday 8th of September 2017.
JAPANESE STUDENTS VISIT JAPANESE GARDEN
On a very wet Saturday morning the Friends met
15 Japanese Students from Komatsu at the Komatsu
Friendship Garden in Saltwell Park. This was part
of the celebration of 30 years of Komatsu being in Birtley.
For more information click here.
Park, thriving at the heart of the community,
safe and secure as “the People’s
Park” for future
For a copy of our draft "Summary Document"
please contact us.
SALTWELL PARK HERITAGE LEAFLET
Our Saltwell Park Heritage Leaflet is available
for sale in Saltwell Towers (50p).