|Friends of Wallace Park|
Latest News and Photographs:
The work on the new path is complete. Many thanks to our funders Avondale Environmental (part of the NPL Group, through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund), the Gannochy Trust, The Kinross-shire Fund, The Environmental Challenge Fund - and the Binn Eco Park who supplied the recycled fill.
The new path is finally being built. When it is in place, it will be possible for everyone to reach all areas of the park - including wheelchair, buggy and tricycle users. Many thanks to our funders Avondale Environmental (part of the NPL Group, through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund), the Gannochy Trust,The Kinross-shire Fund, The Environmental Challenge Fund - and the Binn Eco Park who supplied the recycled fill.
At last we can plant the trees we were given by the Woodland Trust. Thanks Douglas for looking after them all this time. Altogether we planted 278 trees - rowan, hazel, elder, crab apple - some by the little gate from Duncrievie Road and some in the area between the top gate and the top of Copperfield. Eventually we will plant bulbs and wild flowers under the trees to make a delightful woodland area for everyone.
It is unfortunate that, due to Covid restrictions, we could not hold the community planting event that we planned. However, we hope that everyone will help look after the new trees. The BBC's Countryfile programme currently has a Plant Britain project and we have added the total of trees planted in our community.
Richard has finished painting the numerals on the sun clock. It looks great. Well done Richard.
You can now see the newly-painted parts of the sun clock. We have completed the British Summertime arc and the month JUL. It'll soon be August, so Richard will have to get out the paintbrushes again.
Despite the Lockdown, individual members of the Friends have been tidying up around the park.
As part of the Woodland Trust's Big Climate Fightback, Friends of Wallace Park planted an oak tree in the park.
Planting crocuses around the sun clock. Thanks to Glenfarg and Duncrievie In Bloom for the donation of the bulbs.
We are all hard at work filling in funding applications. Our target is £190K. Can you help in any way? Then please contact us.
Having weeded the Sun Clock several times over the summer, it was decided to renovate it completely with landscaping fabric and gravel. The clock stones have been scrubbed and Gillian will paint in the numbers and the months.
We have the plans from the PKC Landscape Architect! For your information, they are posted on our noticeboard at the Elm Row entrance to the park. We are also showing them at this year's Glenfarg Gala.
4th June 2019
We have the results of our Park Photo Competition. And the winner is . . . . Sarah Wilkins!
27th April 2019
A rather wet Volunteers Day, but thanks to the Tennis Club for letting us use the pavilion.The kids had a great time painting stones (given to us by Websters) and they are now displayed on the cairn.
11th August 2018
Our first Volunteers Day! Thanks to In Bloom for giving us a hand. We managed to clear lots of neglected areas and the kids had great fun making bug houses.
We take a stall at the Glenfarg Fete, to show people our proposals and collect feedback.